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Should I use Thanks for being here or Thanks to be here? I have read that the first one is correct. However, I am not sure about these usages. Please tell me which one is correct and why it is correct.

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  • What are the options? – timuzhti Jun 6 '15 at 3:57
  • Please describe it with the reasons – I don't know who I am. Jun 6 '15 at 5:15
  • Which one do you think is correct? First, second, or both? What explanation was given in the source where you read it? – Brian Hitchcock Jun 6 '15 at 6:56
  • You have to clear my concept. – I don't know who I am. Jun 6 '15 at 7:19
  • I am not sure. 1st one seems to me correct. – I don't know who I am. Jun 6 '15 at 7:20
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'Thanks for being here' is correct. 'Being' is a verb in this case. 'Thanks to' would be followed by a noun e.g. 'Thanks to God' or 'Thanks to modern technology'

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    'Thanks for being here' is you thanking someone else. 'Thanks to (someone) being here' indicates something (usually good) happened because someone was present here. – Bhoomika Arora Apr 25 '17 at 14:44

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