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What is the right thing to say ?

"You are welcome"

"You are welcomed"

"You welcome"

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"You are welcome," though it's usually shortened to "You're welcome."

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What is the right thing to say ?

"You are welcome"

"You are welcomed"

"You welcome"

Depending on the context, any one of them could be the right thing to say.

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I think only the first would be appropriate as a stand-alone sentence. The second might work in certain contexts, but the third would not be a complete sentence; the speaker would need to specify what 'you' welcome. –  pkaeding Sep 10 '10 at 23:09
    
I can invent a context in which any of them work. –  delete Sep 11 '10 at 7:22
    
Can you please provide me the example? –  GBackMania Sep 12 '10 at 2:15
    
RE inventing context for each: Sure, but unless you spell out those contexts, it's not much help to the person asking the question. –  Jay Mar 30 '12 at 4:13
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I say "you're welcome" as a response to the phrase "thank you" (you're welcomed when I show hospitality).

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