Thank you too

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Learnathon, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Learnathon Senior Member

    California
    English (Japanese American)
    My friend just said something really nice to me and I say to him:

    Thank you too! - Can this also mean: Thank you, and you too! Or Thank you, you too!
     
  2. Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    Wisconsin
    English - United States
    If a friend said something nice to me, I would probably say "Thank you."

    If he had thanked me for something, I suppose "Thank you, too" is possible, but I would be more likely to say "Thank you," (emphasis on "you"), or, much more casually, "Right back at you."

    The only time I can imagine using "Thank you, too" would be when thanking more than one person:

    "Thank you, Jim, for fixing the software problem. And thank you, too, Jeff; I know you had a big part in the process."

    Or if I were thanking one person for two things:

    "Thank you, Jim, for fixing the software problem, And thank you, too, for getting us a new printer."
     
  3. Learnathon Senior Member

    California
    English (Japanese American)
    So, "Thank you, too" can't ever mean "thank you and you too."

    It's kinda like killing two birds with one stone.
     

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