Is it “no thank you” or, “no, thank you”?

Is It “No Thank You” or “No, Thank You”?

Another confusing statement you might encounter is “No thank you.” or “No, thank you.” “No thank you” is a correct phrase that means without thanks.


I got no thank you from him after the celebration.
Rita took the box; no thank you, no see you.
“No, thank you.” can be used as a complete sentence that means “No, but thank you anyway.”


“Would you like a slice of cake?”
“No, thank you.”

“Thank You” in Sentence Openers

Whether the phrase “thank you” is present or not, we use a comma for introductory phrases and clauses. These introductory elements precede the main subject and verb of the sentence


To thank you, Han Country Club would like to offer this gift certificate.
In this sentence, “to thank you” is an infinitive phrase that adds information to the main message. The comma is not for direct address purposes but to separate the introductory phrase.

There’s Always Something to Be Thankful For

Thank you, reader, for reading this guide on when to put a comma after “thank you.” This punctuation mark will make your message clearer and your gratitude more genuine.

Remember to add a comma after “thank you” to separate the direct address from the main statement. But you can also end “thank you” with a period since it can stand alone as a sentence.

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