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Offline Takashi

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Never mind
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:09:49 am »
I'd appreciate it if you could help me with the following question.

"Fill the gap with phrase in the dialogue with phrases from the corresponding list below. Select one that DOES NOT fit in the case.
 
Two students
A: How was your presentation?
B: Oh, it went really well. Thanks for helping me with it.
A. [  A. Don't mention it     B. Glad to help     C. My pleasure    D. Never mind     E. No problem].  So...do you feel like studying together for the geography exam?"

The answer seems to be "D. Never mind," which is a common reply to an apology. I looked it up in some dictionaries, and a couple of them say "never mind" can also be used in reply to "Thank you" or "Thanks."

Could you tell me if "My pleasure" sounds odd in this situation?
Could you also tell me "Glad to help" is a frequently used expression in a situation like this?

Thank you very much.

Takashi

Offline Darryl

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Re: Never mind
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 11:23:54 am »
No, 'My pleasure' is fine.
Yes, both are used frequently.
The Australian equivalent would be the oft heard 'No worries' . Mate is optional.  :)

Offline Takashi

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Re: Never mind
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 03:16:41 pm »
Thank you very much indeed, Darryl!

I should have written 'Could you tell me if "Never mind" sounds odd in this situation? ". I wrote "My pleasure" instead of "Never mind."
I must apologize.

So "Never mind" cannot be used in the gap.

And thanks very much for showing me "No worries, (mate)?"

Takashi


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Re: Never mind
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:17:44 pm »
 :)