Misc.: Thank you as a verb

November 24, 2009 – Issue 316
Last week we asked you to break down this sentence:

     Thank you very kindly.
The key is the understood subject I:

     (I) Thank you very kindly.

S

ee this sentence parsed and diagrammed.
We use sentences with understood subjects every day, but the subject is usually you:

     (You) Have a great Thanksgiving!
Winners: Prizes go to Mark Filip, Talley Sue Hohlfeld, Gretchen Kauffman, Marie McCartan, and Wes Sedrel. (Way to go, Dad!)

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