Use of "thanks to"

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  • petereid

    Senior Member
    english
    "thanks to" is just a contraction of :-"I offer my thanks to...."
    or less personal in:- "We were rescued, thanks to the action of the lifeguard"
    It is quite acceptable.
     

    mjscott

    Senior Member
    American English
    It is fine in many situations.
    Examples,
    Thanks to modern technology, the homemaker now has more leisure time.

    It is also used as a sarcastic slam:
    Thanks to you, I'll have to postpone going on vacation!
     
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