Is it correct to say "no need of thanks" when someone says "thank you"?

I think you're welcome, no problem, any time and nothing at all are quite often.

And I think no need to say thanks is also more appropriate.

But is it awkward to say no need of thanks?

I've searched about it but I couldn't find any results.

Could you please explain?

  • Years back in India, thank you was replied with mention not!
    – Maulik V
    Sep 10, 2018 at 5:05
  • @MaulikV Still it's in use in India. But isn't it wrong? Sep 10, 2018 at 5:34
  • There are many such things..but the problem is when the entire mass practices, it becomes a norm! And, you know, we exceed everywhere when it's volume! :) For instance, picturization we used a lot...now it's getting grounds!
    – Maulik V
    Sep 10, 2018 at 5:35

2 Answers 2


There is no need for thanks.

Here, thanks is a noun.

There is no need to thank me.

Here, to thank is a verb.

In the same way:

There is no need to be sorry. (verb)


There is no need for sorriness. (noun, though I doubt anyone would actually say this.)

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    For that last one I also doubt anyone would actually say this - they'd say There is no need to be apologetic (or more likely one of There is no need to apologize or There is no need for apologies). Aug 2, 2016 at 17:19

"No need of thanks" is apparently a construction that others have used, but it's astonishingly rare, at least according to this Google Ngram search. As you can see, "no need to thank" (somebody) is a much more common way of putting it. You could also say "It's nothing" or "My pleasure" if you want to indicate that thanks aren't necessary.


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