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 fannyl0 on Sat, 30/03/2024 - 01:26


he helped me a lot to rebuilt my life after a bad experience with a guy who hurt me and i thanked him for everything

Submitted by Diesonne90 on Thu, 28/03/2024 - 19:26


Hello Anna,

How are you?

I am fine, my jorney is coming to the end and I want tell you how I am grateful with your help during these days. My dog has never felt my absence and my plants has never been so green. What about you? Did you enjoy take care of my house in these days? 

Thank you for all,



Submitted by DzhusAngela on Thu, 08/02/2024 - 10:30


I try to be always grateful people for anything that they do for me.

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Submitted by andremur_ on Thu, 09/11/2023 - 16:15


Hello Merida,

I hope you and your family are well.

I just was thinking about the last week and I want to say thanks for all your help with the kids, I aprreciate it. Take care Maria and Paulo is not easy work, but you did it really great.

Yesterday they asked me about when you are going to come back! I am so happy and grateful for your love with kids, so If you are interested in work with us more often, please let me know.

The best wishes and we hope see you soon,


Submitted by vijay.842 on Sat, 21/10/2023 - 06:07


Hi roshan,
I'm just writing to say thank you for being a very comfortable roommate for me. Every day, you make sure that I'm okay. You have been a very good brother and not just a roommate for the past 5 years. It is not easy to maintain good terms with the same roommate who annoys you so much.
As a roommate, I didn't participate in any cooking, cleaning, or washing for most of the time, but you took care of the house with love. You are the best brother who has amazing qualities.

I'm by your side at any stage of your life. I'd like to see from a great height. I'm sure you'll..


Submitted by StevenKaung on Tue, 26/09/2023 - 06:50


Hi David,

Is everything going well these days?

I'm just writing to say thanks for your help with last semester. Without your help, I'm 100 percent sure I would have failed the exam. All of your study materials saved me. I really appreciate your help and kindness,men.

Let's meet and hang out before the new semester starts.

Just phone me when you are available.

I know you are busy with a part-time job. All the expenses and treats are on me.

Waiting for your phone call.


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.