A thank-you message

A thank-you message

Learn how to write a thank-you message to a colleague.


Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

From: Paco
To: Maria
Subject: Thanks

Hi Maria,

I hope you're well.

I'm just writing to say thanks for your help on the project last month. We really appreciate you stepping in to support us. I know you had to put in extra hours to catch up on your own work, so thank you very much.  

Your expertise was vital for this project and we couldn't have finished it successfully without you. You really helped us and we hope to work with you again on future projects.

I'll be in touch again soon about possible future collaborations. I look forward to working with you more closely this year.

All the best,



  1. Start with a friendly comment:
    I hope you're well.
  2. It's usually best to use an informal style with colleagues:
    Hi Maria, …
    Thanks for your help.
  3. Keep it short.
  4. Mention the good work they did and the positive effect of it:
    Your expertise was vital for this project.
    We couldn't have finished it successfully without your help.
  5. End with a positive comment about future collaboration:
    I hope to work with you more closely in future.
    I look forward to working with you again.


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Submitted by Ensiye on Sun, 27/08/2023 - 19:41


When was the last time you thanked a colleague for something?
three months ago, I encountered a problem in my program and as much as I searched or tried to solve it, It didn't work. because I believe that When something is hard, It means I don't understand the base of the problem well. As a result, I stopped struggling and sent a message to my colleague and explained my question. He answered me right off the bat!! God knows, How many hours I would have to spend to solve it. If I didn't get help. I really appreciated him for his help so fast! Fortunately, I was at the right place and at the right time.

Submitted by Lupsbilinguee on Thu, 20/07/2023 - 00:24


Hello Paco.
I hope you're doing well.
I'm writing this message just to say thank you for helped me lasth month.
I really apreciatte the cbolaboration of us, and the development of this company was very successful and that wouldn't be possible without your help. You carried out a hardly task.
In the future I hope we can work together again, It'll be amazing.
My best wishes.

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Submitted by diwa57 on Mon, 26/06/2023 - 18:55


Hi Paula,

I hope you are well.

By this mail I want to thank you for all your support during
the first months in my new job. I joined our company with little
experience and you were always on my side to give me helpful tips.
As a result of your constant assistance I soon became familiar with
the requirements of my job and how to cope with them.

As you have left our department there is little chance to work
together with you in the near future. However, I hopefully will
meet you occasionally and we will have a chat.


Submitted by Anastacha on Mon, 26/06/2023 - 16:07


From: Natacha
to: David
Subject: Thanks

Hello, I hope you're well.
i am writing to you for say thanks for sharing your knowledge and company.
And I hope we can see each other again soon.

Submitted by Abdullah-_-506 on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 23:27


Form: Abdullah
To: Abdulrahman
Subject: Thanks
Hi Abdulrahman,
I hope you are well.
I'm writing to thank you for your work on my project. We are grateful for your advice, you have a lot of experience in the project field. I'm looking to work with you again.
All of the best.

Submitted by moonxluy on Wed, 31/05/2023 - 19:38


From: Maria
To: Emily

Hello Emily! How are you? I hope you are well.
I´m just writing to say thank you! You helped me a lot yesterday! If weren´t for you, i wouldn´t have passed in the test! Have a nice weekend! See you on monday!

All of best.

Submitted by I.es91 on Tue, 11/04/2023 - 21:08


I have an article with qualitative method and I'm not an expert in this field. I do my best to understand the whole article, but I face some issues so, I ask my friend to help me in explaining some details in methodology. she did it perfectly, so I had to thanks her for her efforts in explanation what I need.

Submitted by Mohammad KRIDLY on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 11:54


Thank you
From: Mohammad
To : Mr. Ibrahim
Subject : thanks
Hi Mr. Ibrahim

I hope you’re well.
I’m just writing to say thank you for helping me during working in your hospital working as interpreter and studying at the university at the same time was very hard for me but you gave me a permission to go to the university while working, and you had given me a lot of advice that helped me in several issues.
Now after graduation I’m sure I wouldn’t do that if you hadn’t helped me.
Your role was vital for me, so thank you and be sure if you need anything I’m ready to help because I own you a lot.
I’ll be in tach again soon about asking you if you’re ok.
All the best.


Hello Beloved Mother.

My heart leaps for joy when I write to you, because we haven't seen each other for a long time.
I miss you so much mom, and I want to propose that you travel to Lima from Trujillo, to spend time together and also to work together.

Extra money wouldn't hurt. including tips of course. I'll call you tonight mother, see you soon.

Your daughter who loves you madly

Submitted by ariadnagrc on Sun, 26/02/2023 - 06:25


Hi Andrew!
I hope you´re fine!
I just writing to say thank you, I really appreciate the work you do with the gallery, we couldn´t do it without you !! Your expertise was the key to improving the art exhibition!
Again, thank you so much.

I´ll hope to work with you closely in the future !
All the best !