Thanks for the help

Thanks for the help vs Thanks for helping me

  • Thanks for helping me. 
  • Thanks for the help.
  • Thank you for your help.
  • Thank you for being so helpful.
  • Thank you for helping me out.

These sentences are all correct and mean the same thing. They are used to show your gratitude.

Thanks for help is incorrect.

Thanks for helping me/Thank you for helping me

Thank you for helping me is a good way to show your gratitude in any situation. “Thanks” is more informal. 

We cannot use Thank you for help me because you must follow a preposition with a gerund

In this example, “for” is a preposition so we need to use a verb in the -ing form. 

Other examples of this rule:

Thank you for shopping at Tesco.

Thank you for cleaning my room. 

Thanks for the help/Thank you for your help.

Thanks for the help/Thank you for your help can both be used when you want to thank someone when a small project is completed. 

In this case, we use help as a noun and we can use the definite article “the” or the possessive adjective “your”

Again, Thanks or Thank you are possible depending on whether you want to be informal/formal.

Thank you for being so helpful

In this case, we use the adjective” helpful”. 

There is a small difference in meaning. You can use this when you want to express that someone is always helpful and that they are generally a helpful person. 

It is possible to use “Thank you for being so helpful” for a small project but it is more common to use “Thanks for the help”

Thank you for helping me out

In this example, we use the phrasal verb “to help out”

To help out can be used to show gratitude in general but it also adds a little more meaning. 

We use help out when we are in a difficult situation and we need help This could be an emotional situation. 

Let’s look at some examples:

In the photo above you ask for help to build a second house. You have a house so you are not in a difficult situation. You can say “Thanks for the help” or “Thanks for helping me”.

If you do not have a house then you are in a difficult situation. If someone helps you find a place to stay, then you can say “Thanks or helping me out”.

Thank you so much for helping me

If you want to emphasize your gratitude, then you can say Thank you so much for helping me. This sounds genuine.

You can also say:

Thanks so much for helping me

Thanks a lot for helping me

Thanks for being of help

Thanks for being of help is also possible but it is a little bit old-fashioned to say that now.It is very formal.

Learn about Thank you so much and Thank you very much.