"that's OK " or "that's all right"?

September 23, 2010 2:34am CST
When someone say "Thank you" to you, what should you reply? I used to consider that "that's OK" equals to "that's all right". But one of my friends thought "that's OK" could only reply for "I'm sorry". What do you prefer? I wonder if there's any authoritative sources. Can you help me?
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@urbandekay (18312)
23 Sep 10
There is no definitive answer in English but as a native speaker, I might say; "No problem" or "No worries" or rather more formally, "That's ok, please don't mention it" all the best urban
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@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
23 Sep 10
Well, it's a little bit different depend on the situations, times and the people who used it. In the past they always use "it have been my honor to help you". The best langue that used always come from the Kingdom. But now "You are welcome" was the most used to deal with it.
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
23 Sep 10
I am not a native English speaker, but we learned at school that the reply to Thank you! is You're welcome! In my language the reply to thank you is with heart or with pleasure, if we translate it word by word. Which means that we have done it with pleasure, it was not a burden for us. Another reply in our language is Anytime or Don't mention it, but this only when we are asked by the the other one to do something for him. Hope I was useful.
@emgee595 (336)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
Hi heroinelover...I think a simple but sincere "You're Welcome" would be just fine as a reply when someone wants to thank you for something you've done for them. "You're welcome" is the common reply to "thank yous" but replies such as "that's alright," "no worries," "it's ok," "my pleasure" are also acceptable especially nowadays when words and language are also evolving. :) ... Whatever your reply is, as long as you are sincere and truly happy for being of help to others the words or gestures you used will be sufficient to convey your message because sometimes words are not needed. Just like the saying "actions speaks louder than words" your smile or a nod might be understood just as well. :D
• India
23 Sep 10
I always say " My Pleasure ". I think it is very necessary to express your true feelings towards the people you love or care. What you think?
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
23 Sep 10
When someone says thank you to me. I reply either, You're Welcome, or My Pleasure. If I am in a really good mood, I reply, it has been my pleasure to be of service to you in this matter of little/moderate/some/great importance. Sincerely and With Appreciation.