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Different ways to say “you're welcome” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do native English speakers respond to “Thank you”? Can “Sure” be used to respond to “Thanks”? Is “not at all” still alive and doing well? I'm getting ...
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Responding with “OK” & “Welcome” to “Thank you” [duplicate]

Please, let me make it clear that my question is not asking how native speakers usually respond to "Thank you". Before posting this question I did some research and I also read this discussion: How do ...
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What should I say when people say “thanks a lot” [duplicate]

When I help others, they say "thanks a lot". What should I say to reply to them?
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Best practice for reply to thanks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Response to “Thank you!” When somebody emails me or sends me thanks, I just reply "You're welcome." So what will be the professional and good alternative for that?...
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When should “no problem” replace “you're welcome” as a response to “thank you”?

I have observed a growing trend in which people substitute "no problem" for "you're welcome" as a response to "thank you". In particular, it seems to be an increasingly common response from servers ...
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What happened to “You're welcome?”

Quite often (9 out of 10 times?), on radio (NPR), when the interviewer says "Thank you" to the interviewee, the reply is also "Thank you." What has happened to "You're welcome?" Why is "You're ...
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Is it right to say “Thank you” in the response of “Thank you”?

When two persons help each other and one said "thank you" then is it right to say "Thank you" in the response.
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Is “not at all” still alive and doing well?

I was taught to use "not at all" as a rather polite, standard reply to "thank you". However, I don't see it being used at all nowadays. Can I still use it? Would it be widely understood? Should I be ...
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Is “aha” an appropriate answer to “thank you”?

I have heard many native speakers in the United states answer with a brief and cold "aha" when someone says "thank you". Is it really appropriate to answer like that? I myself feel offended when I ...
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How is the action of replying to a thanks called?

Imagine the following conversation Alice: "Here is the document you asked for." Bob: "Oh, thanks so much." Alice: "Don't mention it." So the second person was thanking the first. ...
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Alternatives to “You're Welcome” [closed]

I've noticed there are a lot of alternatives in English to "Thank you", but I am struggling to come up with any for "You're welcome", though it would be said nearly as often. Can someone please point ...
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Most common answers for “thank you! (e g for your help) [closed]

What are the most common answers in AmE when a person says “thank you”? Thank you;)