|Language Function: Thanking People
From the TP section called Useful language: Useful language for saying thank you
From the Talking People Podcast: check out Useful Language. Saying Thank You 01
Informal and semiformal
Thank you very much for helping me paint my house last Saturday. I was so happy when you offered to help me out. I had been dreading the activity for quite some time but you helped make it fun. I also appreciate you(r) bringing over your ladder. You know how absent-minded I am -- I forgot to get one! Your thoughtfulness and sense of humor was much appreciated. Thank you once again and should you ever need any assistance with your household maintenance please let me know. (87 words)
I am writing this letter to thank you for the kindness and consideration you showed by bringing me a warm cup of chicken broth while I was sick with the flu. I really wanted to make some soup for myself, but I was so exhausted, I could barely get out of bed. I am very grateful for what you did, and I hope I can return the favor someday. Thank you for being such a thoughtful and caring friend. Love, (80 words)
Thank you for the oatmeal raisin cookies. I haven't had any in a really long time, and it was a pleasant surprise when you brought them to the hospital. Hospital food isn't gourmet, so it was nice to have them! I just wanted to thank you for being so thoughtful, considerate, and caring. I had a really tough time there, but your gesture made me aware that I have some very good friends. It really helped me during my recovery, and it's something I'll never forget. (86 words)
Thank you very much for buying me the collector's version of J.D. Salinger's "Nine Stories." I truly appreciate the thought you put into my present. You know how much I love Salinger and that was the last book I needed to complete my collection. You are such a considerate friend. Once again, thank you. (54 words)
Ideas for thank you notes/letters after a job interview
Some Tips for Punctuation and Lay-out
Dear Ms. Jones, (my favorite option)
(On the left)
Note: You can write both addresses at the same level, if you like, to save space and have it all more compact there, at the top!
After you sign the letter, remember to type your complete name (and the position you hold in your company or organization, if appropriate)
Remember that e-mails won't have the addresses lay-out: you just start with "Dear..." and then, after "Yours sincerely," type your Name and underneath your E-mail Address, then below Your Address, and finally Your Phone Number.
Lots of sample thank you letters on various topics
Read about How to write a thank you note
How to write a thank you for the interview letter!