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 '18 at 5:05
  • @MaulikV Still it's in use in India. But isn't it wrong? – Omkar Reddy Sep 10 '18 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 '18 at 5:35

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). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Aug 2 '16 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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