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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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