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    #1

    "Thank you"

    Dear Teacher,
    I heard someone saying that "you're welcome" even if quite diffused also in the UK is more an American way to reply to a "Thank you", is it true? And if it is,what would a British speaker more likely reply?
    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: "Thank you"

    I use "you're welcome".

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    #3

    Re: "Thank you"

    I think "you're welcome" is pretty universal.

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    #4

    Re: "Thank you"

    I occasionally catch myself using "No problem" in response to "Thank you". It's a phrase which, until a few years ago, I would have associated only with AmE but it seems to have installed itself in BrE too now.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: "Thank you"

    Also, there's the annoying 'No worries'.

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    #6

    Re: "Thank you"

    And the rather terse "Sure".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: "Thank you"

    I don't mind 'Sure'.

    And I'll never forget thanking a guy who held a door open for me at the Yosemite Park gift shop. He said 'Certainly'.

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    #8

    Re: "Thank you"

    "You're welcome" is the right formal, and even colloquial, reply in AusE too.
    "No worries" is said; I don't like it much either. It seems to imply that if the person had had to take some worries to help me, they wouldn't have done it. Sometimes, you'll hear "Don't mention it". We don't do "Sure" here.
    I'd be surprised if 'de nada' wasn't catching on in some parts of the US.

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    #9

    Re: "Thank you"

    Certainly in response to Gracias.

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