We reply to 'Thank you" like...
Don't mention it
We also answer to "I'm sorry" by saying....
That's alright/ fine.
Don't worry about it
My questions here are;
1) Is "No problem" a reply to both "Thank you" and "Sorry"?
2) Can we say "Not at all" in reply to "Than you" as well as "Sorry"?
3) What kinds of replies do you know more? ^^;
"Not at all" is a perfectly acceptable, if perhaps just a little formal and old-fashioned, response to "Thank you".
I have to go on record to state my objection to "no problem" as a response to "thank you." Yes it's common but I find it rude and graceless.
When a server in a restaurant gives me my meal and I say "thank you" and I get "no problem" as the response I have to fight the urge to say "I know it's not a problem. In fact it's what you're getting paid to do."
A local fast food place has trained their employees to always respond with "It's my pleasure." I appreciate that.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
I agree with BarbD. Over the last few years, "No problem" and "Sure" have become quite common responses to "Thank you" and I don't like either of them.
My personal favourite is "You're welcome".
Of course, being British, quite frequently the response is "No, no, thank you" which can lead to a pointless exchange of "Thank you"s which goes on and on!
I don't like No problem there either.
My generation (born pre-1950) of speakers of BrE has had to learn to make a response. A small smile of acknowledgement was all that was required if the thanks were for something small. If you had put some time, effort or money into what you were being thanked for, then 'not at all' was the best response. 'Don't mention it' was possible', but anything else was considered infra dig.
Local: Would you like to have your photo taken with me?
Me: Yes please.
Local: OK, let's give the camera to someone else.
Me: OK. I'm ready.
(Photo of you and the local is taken)
Local: Thank you.
Me: No problem.
There's nothing wrong with that exchange, but as a lot of us have said, we simply don't like "No problem" as a response to "Thank you". It's not wrong, we just don't like it.