Should you write thank-you (hyphenated) or thank you (open)? Well, that depends on your meaning.
There are actually two ways to write thank you. No, seriously. I promise.
Thank you, when used as a phrase, is two words. By phrase, I mean a spoken or written expression of gratitude.
“Thank you so much for reading!”
However, when it’s used as a noun or an adjective (a thing, in this case), it’s hyphenated. This can be a token of gratitude, the uttering of the phrase thank you, or describing something.
She gave away bookmarks to her readers as a small thank-you for their loyalty.
She uttered a thank-you under her breath.
She took a day after Christmas to write out thank-you notes.
I hope this clears the subject up for you. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you liked the blog post.
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