Which English form is more popular:
"Thank you both." or "Thanks to both of you." ?

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  • English Experts tip

    Thanks to both of you is mainly used in a more formal situation. It is used more with people who you may not know well or people who you need to show respect to.
    Thank you both is more of an everyday kind of usage. It's informal and would be used among people that you already know.

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    Thank you both

Thank you both.

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  • May 12, 2011 ... Thank you both for coming. I convinced myself that the former would sound acceptable if there is an implicit first person pronoun preceding ...
  • Feb 7, 2013 ... It's not incorrect but, yes, the use of commas here is really unnecessary. Stating it as "Thank you both for helping" is cleaner and more common.
  • Forum discussions with the word(s) "Thank you both" in the title: No titles with the word(s) "Thank you both". Ask in the forums yourself.Visit the Spanish
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  • Forum discussions with the word(s) 'Thank you both' in the title: Discussioni nei forum nel cui titolo è presente la parola 'Thank you both': Thank you both from all  ...

Thanks to both of you.

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  • May 12, 2011 ... ... and why "I thank both of you" does. "Thanks" is a noun, so "Thanks to both of you" would be another grammatically correct option here.
  • Jul 24, 2015 ... @RBCCanadianOpen @bmwcanada thanks to both of you guys. The lady said that RBC on that hole now stands for Ricky Barnes' Car.
  • Mary and I would like to send our sincerest thanks to both of you for your support and great service. We wish you both the best, and look forward to working with ...
  • "Our reception was absolutely perfect thanks to both of you. You made the night flow perfectly, and Linda you did an awesome job keeping everyone in line.

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