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Buy the mug The Urban Dictionary Mug Lotsa space for your liquids. What makes this phrase so irritating to so many? I vote for whatever carries the intent we have and is real, human, courteous, respectful, warm, appreciative -- whatever is appropriate to the situation, us, and the person to whom we You give two good reasons not to use "Thank you in advance." Thanks for commenting. weblink

will] Lynn Posted by: Lynn Gaertner-Johnston | May 17, 2010 at 08:31 AM I was taught that it is rude to thank someone for something that has not yet been done. Most frequently I use it in deals on ebay, amazon or similars, after of request for more info or more details about an item.. .. LikeLike Reply Deborah (Toyin) O'longe says: December 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm I don't see anything wrong in closing a message with, "Thanks in advance" or "Thank you for your understanding". Posted by: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=704910705 | March 29, 2011 at 08:11 AM Well I still like to use "thank you in advance", even after reading this post. http://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2009/08/thank-you-in-advance.html

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Thanks in advance has specific (somewhat rude) connotation in English. If we are to really begin taking the English language so seriously, we'd get rid such rubbish as: ‘thank you for sharing…' and ‘thanks for reaching out…' Thanks for reaching out? In any case, thank you for your time. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

  1. Posted by: Lynn | September 03, 2009 at 05:51 PM Lukewarm regards, Jim Posted by: Jim | September 04, 2009 at 09:14 AM Thank you for letting me recognize the errors
  2. A good example of when the rule of thumb of always sending a thank you email doesn't apply.
  3. I think the main purpose of this phrase is to distinguish the request as something you would actually be grateful to have fulfilled.
  4. Like the Americans in Florence eating a hamburger, it's all about context.
  5. LikeLike Reply Jessica Jewell says: July 29, 2013 at 10:28 am Of course we beg, menace and warn.
  6. Also, by thanking people for their time, you're not being presumptuous at all: you're firmly recognising that you're asking something (and not making a demand).

Thank you Jessica LikeLike Reply Vick says: July 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm Jessica, thank you so much for this article! When it is clear that the person asking for help understands that it takes effort for others to provide that help I always feel encouraged to assist. LikeLike Reply Jessica Jewell says: August 20, 2015 at 3:17 pm Thanks Ricardo. Thank You For Your Prompt Attention To This Matter I suppose if I had attained full maturity nothing would annoy me, but that would be no fun.posted by Segundus at 9:11 AM on September 24, 2013 In my work, I

In contrary. I really don't get how people from the US or any native English speaking country treat the English language their sole property. In case of your students, the "Thanks in advance" is just a polite way to show their appreciation that you will possibly look into the matter. http://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/666/thank-you-in-advance-how-to-replace Thanks in advance.

Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the Thank You For Your Assistance In This Matter I usually don't reply (hence shortening 4 and 5) but it gives me a small jolt of positive energy. In the situations where this phrase is generally used, I tend not to be aghast at the presumption. I find that people often use an expression only because they see their colleagues using it.

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Exact matches only Search in title Search in content Search in comments Search in excerpt Filter by Custom Post Type Posts Pages Bespoke Courses Thanks in advance? Posted by: Eb | May 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM Eb, please do not continue to feel horrible. Thank You In Advance For Your Assistance This means 2 things to me: 1) I hate the fact that I have to work with such lazy, uncooperative employees 2) You would not now, and never will be thanked Thank You In Advance Lyrics You're allowed to be bothered by it and of course allowed to opt not to use it in your own language choices.

regards John Posted by: John Sammut | September 02, 2009 at 02:15 PM Hi, Jody. Elvira Donetsk,Ukraine -- “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”.Bahaullah. Thanks in advance!!!" I don't find them offensive at all. That seems telling to me of traits that concern, beyond the use of "thank you in advance". Thank You For Considering My Request

When you say "thanks in advance" you are expression you wish they do as asked. Now that I think about it, there does seem to be an element of presumption in "thanks in advance", though it doesn't bother me when I'm at the receiving end. Thanks in advance." My last boss used it to imply I wasn't working hard enough. "Organize the dry erase markers by color. check over here That is, when the person you are "thanking in advance" actually _has_ to do the thing you are asking, but you want to sound polite.

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I'd like to say that I, a "Brit", have no problem with the ‘thank-you-in-advance' type of pre-emptive gratitude; in fact several of my pupils have used it when e-mailing me for

He was once totally right. Lynn Posted by: Lynn Gaertner-Johnston | May 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM Hi Lynn, First of all, thank you very much for your post. I used "thanks in advance.." many times. Thank You In Advance For Your Kind Cooperation Show your appreciation for their interest in working with your company.

The power to make an email's recipient (or, indeed, anyone) a bit happier is within all our grasps, […] Posted by: Cathy Relf17 / 12 / 12 How do you I only use it when I'm annoying my coworker friend with something I know is annoying, like "heyyyy can you plz figure out why the printer is doing that caCHUNK thing LikeLike Reply jcanistrum says: July 26, 2015 at 10:52 pm Reblogged this on quantitativeness. Why cling to and defend a practice, itself rather meaningless, that you now know others find offensive and a poor reflection on you?

for any help you might provide" instead of "... When you are saying this phrase, while you may come across as being a bit assertive on your request to the recipient, you are assuring the recipient that upon conceding to But I frequently see "Thanks in advance." used inappropriately in English. It makes it sounds like they will do something rather than they could do something, which you would then thank them for after the fact.posted by Slackermagee at 7:22 AM on

Unfortunately though, our brains are usually running on "fast thinking" mode and we emotionally react to things before processing them rationally. If you want to offer more specific recognition for what they have done, follow this sentence with, “I really appreciate your help in resolving the problem.”6. Your command of the English language is impressive. One is that it feels presumptuous.

just kidding), and even a negative (but polite) answer would be re-answered (in the same level) with something like "Thanks anyway" (I'm thinking now how this could be mistaken following the I can't stay so calm on this subject: I once actually printed up some "Thank you for not thanking me in advance" stickers, also applicable to such notices as Thank You Before Buddhism, was there a way to escape from samsara? Isn't this overthinking it?

And then I was relieved when I realized that, in french we have got two expressions slightly different: "par avance" et " d'avance", "Par avance " would denote a sincere mark April 24, 2012 The bathroom is supposed to be my happy place, not... Yes, you're being way too precious because it sounds like you just want to rant. This is the first time I have visited your website and read an article of yours.

Alternative phrasings If you're really just making a request (that could reasonably be refused), one of the best things to say is ‘thanks very much for your time' or ‘thanks for