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Thank you for
« on: November 01, 2021, 02:43:36 am »
Instead of  'Thank you for your letter,'  are the following sentenses OK?
#1 Thank you for writing a letter.
#2 Thank you for sending a letter.
#3 Thank you for giving a letter.

I think 'me' is needed, because without 'me', we don't know whom 'you' wrote a ltter.

#1-1 Thank you for writing me a letter.
#2-2 Thank you for sending me a letter.
#3-3 Thank you for giving me a letter.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Thank you for
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 02:48:40 am »
You write or send a letter. I don't think 'giving' a letter is natural.
And yes, ' (to) me' is more specific.

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Re: Thank you for
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 09:48:00 am »
Why change it? "Thank you for your letter" is perfect.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 11:53:46 am »
Thank you for the answers.
I asked you because I found a question in a textbook.
Thank you (        )(        ) a letter.

So, do you say, 'Thank you for a letter.'?

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2021, 12:06:47 pm »
No you don't!

Like many text book questions, this one is unanswerable. Your original #1 and #2 fit the brackets but they don't really make sense generally; though, I suppose, in some contexts they would work.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2021, 10:57:50 pm »
Sorry, I made a mistake.
I wanted to ask if it's OK to say, 'Thank you for giving a letter.'

But I believe you've got what I wanted to say.Thank you very much.

Your original #1 and #2 fit the brackets but they don't really make sense generally; though, I suppose, in some contexts they would work.

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2021, 09:39:39 am »
>'Thank you for giving a letter.'

No!
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Duncan