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"Much Thanks" or "Many Thanks"?

Cindy C. asked, "Which is correct.: much thanks or many thanks? I hear much thanks but it just doesn't sound right."

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Mignon Fogarty,
January 31, 2011

;;by Mignon Fogarty

Cindy C. asked, "Which is correct.: much thanks or many thanks? I hear much thanks but it just doesn't sound right."

According to the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary,;"thanks" is plural, having come from the;Middle English singular word "thank." Therefore, "many thanks" is the right phrase because we use "many" with plural count nouns, and we use "much" with mass nouns.

  • I send you many thanks.

  • I have many books.

  • He showed much gratitude.

  • How much time will I need to read them all?

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