ACCEPTING AND REFUSING USING THANKS
24/10/19 ACCEPTING AND REFUSING USING THANKS
We often use Thank you
like Yes, please
, to accept offers.
- Would you like some candy bars?
- Thank you.
- How many?
To make it clear that one wishes to refuse something, it is normal to say No, thank you
/ No, thanks
. If you just say thanks
, the other person will interpret you’re accepting.
- Another piece of cake?
- No, thanks. I’ve eaten too much already.
Note that Yes, thanks
is not used to accept offers, but to confirm that things are all right.
- Do you have enough potatoes?
- Yes, thanks. Everything is delicious.