Thanks and Expressions of Gratitude

Most languages have an automatic response to thanks. The British do not automatically respond to thanks, but Americans do. A response is not necessary in British English, but is becoming more frequent. In the past, You’re welcome sounded very American. Nowadays it’s common in Britain too. Another common response in Britain is No problem (at all). Remember that Please is not an acceptable response to thanks in either Britain or the USA.


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    Thanking someone

    • Thanks.
    • Thank you.
    • Thanks a lot.
    • Thank you very much.
    • Thank you very much indeed.
    • It was very kind of you.
    • I appreciate your help.
    • You’ve been very helpful.

    Thanking someone who tires to help

      • Thanks anyway.
      • Thank you for (looking).
      • Thanks for (trying).
      • It doesn’t matter. Thanks.
      • Never mind. Thanks.

      Responding to thanks

      • You’re welcome. (US)
      • Not at all. (formal, UK)
      • Don’t mention it.
      • (It’s) my pleasure.
      • It was nothing.
      • That’s alright/OK.
      • No problem.
      • Any time.

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