#thank和thanks的用法区别#

1. 在现代英语中,thank用作表示“感谢”时,只用复数形式,不用单数形式。如:

Thanks for listening. 谢谢收听。

We expressed our thanks.我们表达了自己的谢意。

My wife also asks to join her greeting and thanks. 我妻子也要我顺致她的问候和感谢。

若要加语气,名词thanks有时可用many, a thousand等修饰。如:

A thousand thanks for your invitation. 非常感谢你的邀请。

Many thanks for your letter of 17 March. 非常感谢您3月17日的来信。

注:汉语中说“多谢”,英语可说成Thanks. / Many thanks. / Thanks a lot. / Thanks very much. 等。但是,根据英语习惯,我们可以说Thanks a lot,却不能说:Thank you a lot.

2. 比较以下thank用作的用法:

Each of them phoned to thank me. 他们每个人都打电话来向我道谢。

No more tea, thank you, I've had my fill. 谢谢你,不要再添茶了,我已经喝足了。

There's no need to thank me—I was only doing my job. 不用谢——这是我应做的工作。