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"Okey! Thanks to Danny giving us a brief overview of the production line. It seems it is the most profitable line. " Here, is "Thanks to Danny" the meaning of "Thank Danny"? or just means "Due to"?

  • Thanks to everyone for giving these comments. I have also another question. In the original sentence, "It looks like it will be our frofitable line yet." here, is "yet" used here the meaning of "up to now"? – Faji Mar 4 '15 at 3:27
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In your example, the speaker is using thanks to to express gratitude to Danny. This usage is often preceded by a pronoun:

(Let's give) our thanks to Danny for giving us a brief overview of the production line.

Thanks to can also have the meaning (as you suggested) of "due to/because of." When it is used with this meaning, the expression may have either a sarcastic/negative or sincere/positive connotation that is usually evident from the context of the statement. For example:

Thanks to my little brother, my phone is broken.

This sentence indicates that the speaker's little brother broke the phone and the speaker blames him for it. Thanks to has a sarcastic/negative connotation.

Thanks to my fitness coach, I am now much stronger and healthier.

This sentence indicates that the speaker's fitness coach was responsible for his improvement. Thanks to has a sincere/positive connotation.

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When you say (with a bit of correction):

Okay! Thanks to Danny for giving us a brief overview of the production line. It seems it is the most profitable line.

Here you are thanking him.

But if you said something like:

Thanks to Danny, everyone will need to work overtime to fix his mistake.

it means "due to Danny". Using "thanks" is a bit facetious as used here.

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