Which is correct:
"Thank you for your patiance" or "Thank you for your politeness"?

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Thank you for your patiance

This phrase is incorrect. The correct spelling is 'patience,' not 'patiance.'

The correct phrase is 'Thank you for your patience,' which is used to express gratitude for someone's tolerance and understanding in a situation.


  • Thank you for your understanding
  • Thank you for your tolerance
  • Thank you for your forbearance
  • Thank you for your endurance
  • Thank you for your composure

Thank you for your politeness

This phrase is correct but less commonly used. It expresses gratitude for someone's courteous and respectful behavior.

'Thank you for your politeness' can be used to thank someone for being polite and showing good manners.


  • Thank you for your courtesy
  • Thank you for your good manners
  • Thank you for your civility
  • Thank you for your decorum
  • Thank you for your respectfulness
Both phrases are attempting to express gratitude, but they use different qualities to thank someone. 'Thank you for your patience' is commonly used to appreciate someone's tolerance and understanding in a situation that requires waiting or endurance. On the other hand, 'Thank you for your politeness' is less common but can be used to acknowledge someone's courteous and respectful behavior.

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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