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It was my pleasure #1 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2005 14:46 pm   It was my pleasure
 

Test No. incompl/elem-33 "Responses (6)", question 5

John: 'I really appreciate your kindness this last week.'
Sue: '.........'

(a) It pleased me.
(b) It was pleasing.
(c) It was my pleasure.
(d) It was pleasant.

Test No. incompl/elem-33 "Responses (6)", answer 5

John: 'I really appreciate your kindness this last week.'
Sue: 'It was my pleasure.'

Correct answer: (c) It was my pleasure.
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hi fisrt of all i want to thank you. this nice site has helped me improve my english. my question is that i use this phrase its my pleasure but i want to learn its meaning. thanks
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It was my pleasure #2 (permalink) Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:30 am   It was my pleasure
 

Hi serkan,

Many thanks for your positive feedback. You can use the phrase It was my pleasure when somebody has thanked you.
Look at these examples:

A: Many thanks for you helping me with the washing up.
You: It was my pleasure.

You could also say: You're welcome/Not at all/Any time.

If you want to learn more about those phrases you might want to read this newsletter by Alan Townend:
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It was my pleasure #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:14 am   It was my pleasure
 

Dear Mr.Torsten

I have little confusion and I would really appreciate if you would like to explain this

("Responses (6)", question 5 ) why the answer is "It was my pleasure" instead of "It is my pleasure"
Although the incident was of last week but john is thanking her in present situation.

or the reason of using past sentence because of she did that in past???

is it?

please explain

Thanx in advance

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It was my pleasure #4 (permalink) Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:23 am   It was my pleasure
 

Hi Misskhan,

Yes the sentence is in the simple past because Sue refers to something that she did a week before.

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It was my pleasure #5 (permalink) Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:13 am   It was my pleasure
 

Dear Mr.Torsten

Thank you so much.

I got it now
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It was my pleasure #6 (permalink) Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:40 am   It was my pleasure
 

Dear Mr. Torsten,

I want to give a comment about your answer on Misskhan's question:

Why does it use "it was my pleasure" rather than "it is my pleasure"?
Isn't this because Sue had done or finished the kindness. So, it should use "was"?
I mean, the reason is NOT because the sentence is in the simple past. Though the sentence is in present tense, it should use "was".

Correct me if I'm wrong. I just wanna share my opinion about it.

Thanks so much before Mr. Torsten for your answer ?
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It was my pleasure #7 (permalink) Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:58 am   It was my pleasure
 

I thank you Ifar for your accurate note
more accurate for your attention
and of course many thanks to Mr.Torsten
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It was my pleasure #8 (permalink) Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:32 am   It was my pleasure
 

Sorry I forgot to put a ful stop at the end of the previous reply.
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It was my pleasure #9 (permalink) Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:09 am   It was my pleasure
 

hello,
what is the meaning of It was my pleasure and It was pleasant?
thank you
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It was my pleasure #10 (permalink) Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:08 am   It was my pleasure
 

It was my pleasure - said after you have thanked someone for something, means I am happy to have helped'.

It was pleasant - means it was enjoyable.
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It was my pleasure #11 (permalink) Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:57 am   It was my pleasure
 

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mistake in vocabulary exercise "responses 6" #12 (permalink) Wed Sep 21, 2011 0:36 am   mistake in vocabulary exercise "responses 6"
 

Dear,

I found a sentence in the following link that probably has an error in it, I underlined the supposed error.

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5) John: 'I really appreciate your kindness this last week.'

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It was my pleasure #13 (permalink) Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:58 am   It was my pleasure
 

Hi,

What don't you like about the use of 'this'?

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It was my pleasure #14 (permalink) Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:16 am   It was my pleasure
 

Hi Alan,
What's the difference between "this last week" and "last week"?

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It was my pleasure #15 (permalink) Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:19 am   It was my pleasure
 

'This' is a kind of clarifier. Demonstrative adjectives point to something outside the language context, and 'this' points to something nearby. With 'this last week', we make it clear that we mean the week that has just passed (perhaps because the day of the utterance is Sunday, for instance) because the listener might be unsure which week was being spoken of. 'This' also tends to emphasize the boundaries of the week, as if it were slightly special in some way. In this case, the other person did something good.
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