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If I was telling someone "you're most welcome, and accepted." should I've said most welcomed instead of welcome?

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    Welcome to EL&U. Why do you think it should be one and not the other? – Cascabel Jun 14 at 19:51
  • I always say "welcome", but today someone told me that it's "welcomed". I tried searching it but all I found was "you are welcome" and nothing about the structure of the sentence I used. – user351683 Jun 14 at 20:07
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    @user351683 I'd be skeptical of "someone"'s usage advice in future... – user888379 Jun 14 at 20:37
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    Both "welcome" and "welcomed" are valid. Traditionally, "welcome" is more common in the US, but "welcomed" carries more of a sense of a conscious act vs just a sort of "blessing". ("You are welcome and accepted", however, is a bit weird.) – Hot Licks Jun 14 at 21:04
  • Are you using this as a greeting, perhaps welcoming someone to your home or an event, or are you using it as a response to "Thank you"? – BoldBen Jun 15 at 7:24
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In American English (and British English so far as I know) the idiom is "You're welcome"

you're welcome idiom

used as a response after being thanked by someone

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Saying "You're welcomed" sounds strange and only makes sense if you're describing the actual process of being welcomed to someone in the second person, for example in the sentence: "You are welcomed into the house by your host".


I should say, I've never heard anyone use the additional "and accepted" part of this phrase. In the US, at least, the phrase is just "You're [most/very] welcome".

  • Yes. And all of that is the same in the UK. – Old Brixtonian Jun 14 at 20:40

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