Common Mistake: Thank God or Thanks God

PhotoGrid_1500687258179

I’ve seen many English language learners write “Thanks God it’s Friday!” Sorry guys, it’s wrong. You can either say “Thank God it’s Friday!” or “Thanks to God it’s Friday!”, but never Thanks God it’s Friday!” Thanks to God is a shortened version of thanks be to God. In this article I’ll show you how to use thank, thanks, and thank you the right way.

Thank (verb)
– There’s no need to thank me. Anyone would’ve done the same.

Thank (noun)
– Thank God it’s Friday!

Thanks (plural noun)
– A simple bouquet of flowers can be a nice way to say thanks.

Thanks to (preposition) means because of.
– Thanks to him, we’re able to finish the project.

Thank you is formal while thanks is informal.
– Thank you for helping us.
– Thanks for helping us.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s