Could you please help me to find out how the sentences below differ in meaning?

  • Thank you for helping me.
  • Thank you for helping me out. [It strikes me as an informal way of saying just "thank you for helping me, but I'm not sure]
  • Thank you for being of help. [to me it sounds awkward, but I see people use this form]

I wonder if you also let me know about my taking on each case.

Thank you.

  • Thank for helping me appropriate in almost all circumstances, eg someone in a shop, a teacher
  • ... helping me out very similar but suggests you had a problem which you no longer have
  • ... being of help rather formal, not used so much


  • ... being so helpful for someone doing something more than required, such as getting a lot of advice in a shop

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