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Thank you very much for your help.

Thank you very much for (the) help.

I know the first sentence is common, but I'm trying to understand why the second one isn't. Because of "help" is a noun and there is a need to use an article if we don't use a pronoun. So, the second sentence doesn't sound so good as the first sentence. That's why the first sentence is more common in usage. Right?

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I don't see any grammar reason for the first sentence being more common, simply we are making the thanks more personal. We thank for the help that you have offered (ie "your help") not just "the help".

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