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    (Original post by Theo1977)
    Never mind the grammar; if you really want to write a gracious thank you, sit down and take the time to do it properly - don't just announce you can only be bothered to dash off a "quick thank you".

    And never, never describe yourself as gracious.

    Top marks for writing a thank you note, but if you're going to do it, do it properly!
    That's just the opening sentence. It's going to be about a paragraph, not just one sentence. Besides, I can hardly weave an entire letter out of a few threads of thanks.

    It's only being written on a postcard size 'correspondence card' we have lying around.
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    (Original post by rylit91)
    Which grammar, the one in my OP?
    yeah haha, but also i agree with whoever said take the time to sit down and write a more heart-felt note, if you haven't seen them in so long and they still sent you a card and money i would do the same thing!

    I still believe in written notes too, and often write my bf or friends letters
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    (Original post by CameraGirl)
    yeah haha, but also i agree with whoever said take the time to sit down and write a more heart-felt note, if you haven't seen them in so long and they still sent you a card and money i would do the same thing!

    I still believe in written notes too, and often write my bf or friends letters
    Thanks I am taking the time. I'm writing to them on quality stationary However, all I can muster is to thank them for the card and money and that of previous years, and to apologise for not thanking them personally over the years until now; ending with, "Hope you're all well."

    Not much else I can say, really.
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    The second comma is jarring, and your use of 'gracious' smacks of malapropism assuming you don't actually intend to self-aggrandise. 'Grateful' or 'appreciative' might be more viable, but the very idea of a 'grateful thank you' strikes me as blatant tautology.

    Try 'sincere' instead.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    The second comma is jarring, and your use of 'gracious' smacks of malapropism assuming you don't actually intend to self-aggrandise. 'Grateful' or 'appreciative' might be more viable, but the very idea of a 'grateful thank you' strikes me as blatant tautology.

    Try 'sincere' instead.
    You're right; I don't usually fall victim to malapropism. Touchwood...

    Although jarring, is it actually incorrect?
 
 
 
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