Welcome or Welcomed

After someone thanks you, the correct phrase is “you’re welcome,” not “you’re welcomed.” In the previous example, welcome is used as an adjective. Welcome can also serve as a verb (We welcome the summer!) or as an interjection (Welcome!), usually stated when greeting someone.

Welcome as an Adjective

As an adjective, welcome means wanted, appreciated, or pleasing.

You are welcome to stop by.

You should speak up more; your thoughts are welcome.

In the phrase “you’re welcome,” which is what you say when someone thanks you, “welcome” is an adjective.

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Welcome as a Verb

When used as a verb, welcome keeps the same meaning; to welcome something means to greet it or to receive or accept it with pleasure.

We were welcomed into the home by all three kids and the family dog.

We welcomed the rain but not the mud it left behind.

I would welcome your advice on this matter.

Welcome as an Interjection

Interjections are words we use to express surprise, anger, or other types of emotions. Welcome can be interjection if you use it to greet a guest. You use it the same way you’d use “hello.” The difference is that “hello” is neutral and “welcome” is warm and inviting.

You Are More Than Welcome

Sometimes, if you want to show someone that they are really welcome, you might use the phrase “you are more than welcome” or “you are very welcome.” These phrases follow the same rules described above—the correct form is welcome (not welcomed).

You are more than welcome to visit us next weekend.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the cupcakes! You are very welcome.

 

Welcome vs. Welcomed: Examples

José Mourinho will welcome the hostile atmosphere that greets him at Liverpool on Monday but has urged fans not to taunt one another about the Hillsborough and Munich disasters.

The absence of a gung-ho tone is welcome.

Others will disagree with me on inflation. You are welcome to be one of them.

You are welcomed to the chat line by Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), who then runs you through the prompt options.

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