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To me, it's much more colloquial and common gracias por la ayuda.


Of course, the other options you've written are also correct. However, I would add a direct complement to make it more sensical and closer to the Spanish from Spain:
  • Gracias por ayudarme.
  • Gracias por haberme ayudado.
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Sí, Alfonso, Gracias. Tienes toda la razón.

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To me, it's much more colloquial and common gracias por la ayuda.





Of course, the other options you've written are also correct. However, I would add a direct complement to have it full of sense and more close to the Spanish from Spain:
  • Gracias por ayudarme.
  • Gracias por haberme ayudado.
I realize it must be hard to keep up with which English adjectives have a comparative, and which don't, but close does: to make it more sensical and closer to the Spanish from Spain. More close is very awkward.

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Very nice correction, Gatito!
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So, I can say...

Gracias por la ayuda - Thank you for the help
Gracias por ayudarme - Thank you for helping me.
Gracias por haber ayudado - Thanks for having helped (after)
Gracias por haberme ayudado - Thanks for having helped me
Gracias por ayudar - Thanks for helping (Before or while)

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All are OK, but
Gracias por haber ayudado - Thanks for having helped (after)
gramatically OK, but sounds odd....
better:
-gracias por tu/su/vuestra ayuda
or the already sayed
- gracias por haberme ayudado
- gracias por la ayuda
saludos
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...or the already sayed...
...or what was already said...
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I learn a lot from you native guys's (which I love to say though its god-awful English) mistakes. Like when Alfonso said full of sense. I immediately checked lleno de sentido in my browser and, sure enough, that's how you'd say sensical.
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Not to be contradictory, but you say sensical? I've heard nonsensical a lot, and it would be natural that sensical would be commonly used, but it's new to me. Nevertheless sensical does make sense. Excuse the pun--that's logical
Besides makes sense and that's logical, sensible is a better choice than sensical or full of sense.

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