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Polite speech

When native speakers wish to give thanks politely, they often say much more than just "thank you".

Match the polite thanks on the left with the appropriate responses on the right.

1. Thank you very much. It was very kind of you to give me a lift to the station. a. Well, I enjoyed talking to you all. You've been a great audience.
2. Thank you very much, and please give my thanks to your wife. Dinner was absolutely delicious. b. It was a pleasure. We really enjoyed meeting you at last.
3. Thank you for giving up so much of your time. I couldn't have repaired the printer without your help. c. Don't mention it. I was going this way anyway.
4. I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group. Your speech was extremely interesting and informative. d. Not at all. If you need any more, please don't hesitate to contact me.
5. I am very grateful to you for sending me so much information. e. You're welcome. It really wasn't any trouble.

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