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How you say "thanks for clarification" in a formal way?

For instance, is it OK to say:

Thank you for clarifying this?

I want to include this in a formal letter about a scholarship. This why I am trying to be as polite as it is possible.

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Thank you for your clarification.

Thank you for the clarification.

Thank you for clarifying [describe the thing that was clarified].

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I'm not sure what you mean by "in a formal way," but there's nothing wrong with:

Thank you for clarifying.

If I were to append a word to that sentence, I might be more inclined to end with the word that, instead of the word this:

Me: I don't understand why I'm not allowed to drink my bottled water next to the pool. It's a plastic bottle.
Him: Our policy is that you are not allowed to bring your own beverages to the pool. You must buy them from our concession stand.
Me: Oh. Thanks for clarifying that.

As an aside, you might want to provide more context in future questions, including why you think your suggested wording might be wrong.

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    In a letter regarding a scholarship, I might say: "I appreciate your clarification." – J.R. Nov 7 '13 at 13:43

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