How to refuse?

Dear teachers,

Is it right to refuse an offer by replying “No thanks”, or should it be “Thanks but no”?


“No, thanks” is just fine. In fact, it’s the standard (polite) way to turn down an offer.

How about: Thank you (thanks), but no thank you (thanks)? :slight_smile:


“Thanks, but no thanks” is more common than “Thank you, but no thank you”… in the USA, at least.