27/04/17 The Difference between Thankful and Grateful

The Difference between Thankful and Grateful

Grateful is the normal word used to talk about people’s reactions to kindness, favours etc.
  • I’m very grateful for all your help. (NOT I’m very thankful…)
  • She wasn’t a bit grateful to me for repairing her car.
Thankful is used especially to talk about people’s feelings of relief at having avoided a danger of some kind, or at having come through an unpleasant experience.
  • I’m thankful that we got home before the storm started.
  • We feel very thankful that she didn’t marry him after all.
  • Well, I’m thankful that’s over.