more ways to say you are welcome

    1. There are a number of related informal expressions that are best used with friends and peers. The sentiment is the same as more formal expressions, but the informality might offend some people. No stress, no problem, no worries can all be used interchangeably.

    2. Don’t mention it might seem like a strange or even rude way to say ‘you’re welcome’, but it is commonly used in informal situations. In essence it means that the person feels there is no need to be thanked.

    3. Another expression that can be used in formal and informal situations is I’m happy to help. It can also be shortened to happy to help. It is quite clear that the action that received a thank you was done with pleasure. Happy to be of service is a much more formal way to say the same thing.

    4. The last expression I like to use is made using a catchall word that can be used in many different situations. Sure thing or sure might also seem quite confusing but it is commonly used to say ‘you’re welcome’. It can also be used as sure to say ‘yes’ when asked for permission and as for sure when agreeing wholeheartedly with something.

      One last thing to keep in mind is about tone. As I’ve mentioned before, the best intentions can fall flat if you don’t use polite intonation as formal expressions can easily sound sarcastic and insincere.  The best idea is to practise with someone who won’t be offended if you get it wrong.