13 Other Ways to Say “Very Much Appreciated”

You might be trying to use “very much appreciated” to show someone you’re grateful for something they did. But is it the most effective phrase to use?

Luckily, this article will look into what to say instead of “very much appreciated.” We’ll touch on other terms that will help you in different situations.

Other Ways to Say “Very Much Appreciated”

  • I really appreciate your assistance
  • Thanks for helping
  • I’m glad you could help me
  • Thank you very much
  • It is much appreciated
  • Greatly appreciated
  • I knew I could count on you
  • You’ve done me a huge favor
  • You have no idea what this means to me
  • Thanks a bunch!
  • You’re a star
  • I appreciate everything you’ve done
  • You’re the best


  • “Very much appreciated” is formal and correct, allowing you to use it in business emails.
  • You could use “I really appreciate your assistance” in formal situations as well.
  • Try “thanks for helping” informally when a friend or colleague has given you some help.

There’s plenty more to learn about these alternatives! Keep reading to find out more about the best things to write in formal and informal situations.

We’ve also written a section about whether “very much appreciated” is correct. You can always skip to the end to learn more about that.

I Really Appreciate Your Assistance (Formal)

“I really appreciate your assistance” is a great formal synonym you can use in an email. It works well in business contexts when someone has lent you a hand on something.

You’ll often use this phrase when emailing colleagues or employees who stepped up to help you. It’s even more effective if you don’t ask for their help directly. If they choose to help you, you could use the phrase to share your appreciation.

Generally, you should use this phrase in professional contexts alongside “very much appreciated.” They are both effective, meaning you can switch between them to keep your emails different.

Here is an example to give you a clearer idea:

Dear Fred,

I really appreciate your assistance with this matter. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you.

All the best,

Thanks For Helping (Informal)

“Thanks for helping” suits more informal situations and works well when speaking with friends who gave you a hand. It shows appreciation without needing to sound very professional.

You should use “thanks for helping” as a token of appreciation. It is a bit dismissive, so it doesn’t work well formally. In most professional situations, just saying “thanks” is a little underwhelming.

However, with colleagues you’re close to, it works very well. It shows that you appreciate their help, even if you didn’t ask for it.

We don’t think it’s wise to use “thanks for helping” over “very much appreciated,” though. There’s a time and place to use it. It’s certainly better to stick with “thanks for helping” conversationally.

Here are some examples to show you how it works:

Hey, Mike. Thanks for helping me the other day. I’m not so sure I would have been able to do it alone.

Thanks for helping me with the events yesterday, Sarah. You certainly were a star!

Is It Correct to Say “Very Much Appreciated”?

“Very much appreciated” is correct in business situations. You can use it when someone has helped you or done you a huge favor.

It shows genuine appreciation for someone’s assistance. For example, you might say it to a colleague when they’ve stepped up to assist you with a project they weren’t involved with.

You can also use one of the following variations to mix up your language:

  • You are very much appreciated
  • It is very much appreciated
  • I very much appreciate it
  • Your assistance is very much appreciated
  • Your support is very much appreciated
  • Your feedback is very much appreciated
  • Your response is very much appreciated

There are plenty of ways to show your appreciation towards someone in formal situations. So, you’ll definitely have plenty of luck using “very much appreciated” when thanking someone you work with.

Of course, you can always come back to this page if you need more help! Feel free to bookmark it to remind yourself of the best options later!