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    what is the reply for thank you

    What is the reply for thank you?

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    Re: what is the reply for thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by pavanph View Post
    What is the correct reply for to "Thank you"?
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    There is no single correct response. It depends on the context but "You're welcome" usually works in British English. I've noticed recently that some British English speakers have adopted "No problem" and "Sure" as responses. I associate both of those with American English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: what is the reply for thank you

    I think "you're welcome" is still number 1 in America.

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    Re: what is the reply for thank you

    Also 'My pleasure' (British) and (I don't like this much) 'No worries' (Australian).

    I'll never forget an American guy holding a door open for me at the gift shop of Yosemite National Park. When I thanked him, he said 'Certainly'.

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    Re: what is the reply for thank you

    I'd concur that "you're welcome" is probably the most common, but I've on rare occasion heard 'my pleasure' used in AmE as well.

    I will often just smile, nod, and say 'uhm-hmm' in a pleasant tone.
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    Re: what is the reply for thank you

    I sometimes reply "don't mention it."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: what is the reply for thank you

    I really abhor "no problem."
    "You're welcome" is your best bet.
    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.

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