Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    shirin mor is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Is it correct to say "my pleasure"?

    Dear teachers

    my hausband was in hospital and a friend of mine enquired after him.I sent a sms for her and thanked her and she replied in English"my pleasure".
    Could you please tell me her answer is correct or not.

    I Apologize in advance if I made a mistake in my writing.

    thank you

    Shirin

  2. #2
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    14,068
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is it correct to say "my pleasure"?

    Quote Originally Posted by shirin mor View Post

    My husband was in hospital and a friend of mine enquired after him.[space]I sent an sms to her and thanked her and she replied in English[space] "my pleasure".

    Could you please tell me whether her answer is correct or not.

    I Apologize in advance if I made a mistake in my writing.
    Unnecessary—we can see you have tried hard to get it right.


    Shirin
    Welcome to the forums, Shirin.

    'My pleasure' is an appropriate response to a message of thanks.

    Rover

  3. #3
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    22,698
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is it correct to say "my pleasure"?

    We normally capitalise "SMS" (Short Message Service). Also, in BrE, we tend to refer to it as a "text message" or just a "text".

    I sent her a text to say thank you.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

  4. #4
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,473
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is it correct to say "my pleasure"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, Shirin.

    'My pleasure' is an appropriate response to a message of thanks.

    Rover
    It means 'It was a pleasure for me to do it, and therefore there's no need to thank me.'

    [thinks]

    There are two elements in the convention:
    (It was a pleasure for me to do it) + (There's no need for thanks.)
    English omits the second element; Spanish - No hay de qué - omits the first.

    [/thinks]

    b

  5. #5
    shirin mor is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is it correct to say "my pleasure"?

    I'm really grateful to all of you.

  6. #6
    etep is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Jamaica
      • Current Location:
      • Germany
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    12
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is it correct to say "my pleasure"?

    Yes, "My pleasure" would be an appropriate response to the compliment "Thank you very much". You could also say, "the pleasure was all mine" (usually in response to something like "Thank you, I had a great time") or "It was a pleasure to meet you" or "It was a pleasure seeing you after such a long time".

  7. #7
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,473
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is it correct to say "my pleasure"?

    PS I've said a bit more about this and related subjects here.

    b

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2012, 04:23
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Jul-2012, 19:53
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-May-2012, 16:30
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Sep-2008, 08:27
  5. confusing words "expressed" or "express" and "named" or"names"
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 19:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •