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Difference between gratitude and thankfulness



 
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Difference between gratitude and thankfulness #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 28, 2005 13:55 pm   Difference between gratitude and thankfulness
 

Test No. errors/advan-2 "Please, remind me", question 3

I would like to express my thankfulness to you for your business.

(a) would
(b) to express
(c) thankfulness
(d) business

Test No. errors/advan-2 "Please, remind me", answer 3

I would like to express my gratitude to you for your business.

Correct entry: gratitude
The error was: (c) thankfulness
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Difference between gratitude and thankfulness #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 28, 2005 15:01 pm   Difference between gratitude and thankfulness
 

Here you need gratitude and not thankfulness.
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Difference between gratitude and thankfulness #3 (permalink) Tue Sep 19, 2006 14:20 pm   Difference between gratitude and thankfulness
 

Alan wrote:
Here you need gratitude and not thankfulness.

Hi, Alan
Could I say "I would like to express my thankfulness to you for your help" ???
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Grateful #4 (permalink) Tue Sep 19, 2006 14:57 pm   Grateful
 

Hi,

You asked:

Quote:
"I would like to express my thankfulness to you for your help" ???


The best way to distinguish the two words is to go back to the two adjectives: grateful and thankful.

Grateful suggests the idea of showing thanks.

Thankful suggests the idea of feeling relieved that something good has happened.

Take this sentence:

The patient was grateful to the surgeon for having done the operation and thankful that it was over and that it had been successful.

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Difference between gratitude and thankfulness #5 (permalink) Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:52 am   Difference between gratitude and thankfulness
 

Thanks !!! :lol:

Another question - What is the difference between gratitude and gratefulness. Can I just substitute gratitude for gratefulness in the example discussed above ?
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