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    Default Oxford advanced 8th explanation

    In Oxford Advanced 8th, in the entry for the idiom
    my pleasure

    used as a polite way of replying when somebody thanks you for doing something, to show that you were happy to do it
    I don't understand why the lexicographer wanted to emphasize the past status; could anyone help me?

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    Default Re: Oxford advanced 8th explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    I don't understand why the lexicographer wanted to emphasize the past status; could anyone help me?
    That's the way it's generally used - It was/has been my pleasure.
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    Default Re: Oxford advanced 8th explanation

    Thank you. So would It is my pleasure seem odd?

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    Default Re: Oxford advanced 8th explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    Thank you. So would It is my pleasure seem odd?
    As a response to thanks, yes.
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    O.... Thank you. I'll pay attention to that.

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