Which one is correct — "Thank you Jim" or "Thanks Jim"?
If I start an email with the sentence "Thank you Jim" in Outlook, it shows grammar error while if I begin with "Thanks Jim" it doesn't.
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They're both correct. "Thanks" is slightly more informal, but otherwise, they both mean the same, a statement of gratitude.
Although they're both correct, they have a difference.
"Thanks" is a noun, and can be used like this:
Give James my thanks./ I give you my thanks.(when speaking face to face)
Hence, the today's expression, "Thanks, Jim".
"Thank you", the "thank" is a verb, and is actually a shortening of the phrase "I thank you". So, you'd probably not say "Give Jim my thank-you", but "Give Jim my thanks."
Otherwise, they are interchangeable.
Thanks is another way of saying thank you.
The difference is that thanks is a noun used for
Thank is a verb, and it means "express gratitude."