Assume that somebody tried to help me (he did his best), but he couldn't change anything. Now I want to thank him. which one of this sentences are better/correct?

You tried to help me and this is really valuable for me?


You tried to help me and this is really worth for me?

or? (any better words?)

  • Since the question is about expressing gratitude, it really depends on the nature of the help. Someone who tries to help you remove your belongings from a house on fire, but fails, would deserve a different sort of thanks than someone who tries to make an idiom clear but doesn't quite succeed. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Feb 4 '15 at 16:22
  • You could use worthwhile in the second example. – user3169 Feb 4 '15 at 18:06

You tried to help and that means a lot to me.


Although we weren't able to [...], I appreciate your help.


Your help in this matter was much appreciated.

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  • "Much appreciated" looks a bit odd doesn't it? I think it's an idiom. – Mark Feb 4 '15 at 11:35
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    Thank you dear mark.You tried to help and that means a lot to me. ;) Can I use "that means me a lot" instead of "that means a lot to me"? what is the difference? – TheGoodUser Feb 4 '15 at 11:52
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    No problem! Just to clarify: "Tried to help" implies I tried to help you and failed. If my suggestions DID help, you should say "Your help means a lot to me". Now, you can't say "That means me a lot" because "means a lot" is an idiom. It's not like saying "That helps me a lot". – Mark Feb 4 '15 at 11:55
  • Oops :) OK, Surely Your helped me :) and thank you again for the answer of my question in your comment. But If you let me I wait 24 hours before accepting your answer. I want to see other answers also. :) – TheGoodUser Feb 4 '15 at 12:07
  • That sounds like a good idea, happy to help! – Mark Feb 4 '15 at 12:08

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