Sure (Thank You Response)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Sure’ as a Response to Thank You

The word sure is sometimes used to respond to Thank you. Saying sure in response to thank you is very informal. It is a replacement for the more standard You’re welcome and means much the same as the more formal response certainly.

Sure it is sometimes combined with other responses such as:

This is a confusing response to those learning English, but it basically means “of course I don’t mind helping you.”

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Examples Of Use

“Thanks for your help earlier,” said Chris. “Sure,” replied Seth.

“Thanks a million for fixing my computer again,” said Clark. “Sure, no problem at all,” replied Paige.


Origin uncertain.

The following video covers eight standard English idiom responses to thank you.

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