I had applied for a job position, for which the interviewer replied me back after a couple of days. However, he started his email with 'Sorry for the late reply'. Now to revert him back with a response, I want to know what can I say back to the his 'Sorry for the late reply' statement. Shall I just write "No problem. (continue with main body of response)" or "It's ok. (continue with main body of response)" ?

PS: The question was originally asked at https://english.stackexchange.com/q/110616/41946. But based on the comment received there, I am asking the question here.

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    Not everything someone says requires a response.
    – Blrfl
    Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 13:18
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    Where do you live? Without cultural context, this question is very difficult to give a good answer to. My guess however is you are in Western culture (given the apology was given in the first place) - probably don't need to even address it if you don't want to.
    – enderland
    Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 13:39
  • we are based in London
    – Sunny
    Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 13:43
  • @Blrfl is correct. What problem are you trying to solve?
    – Jim G.
    Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 15:47
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    revert isn't really a word in this context & country.
    – bharal
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 13:29

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If you want to play it safe, write something that is true with or without the statement they made apologizing but can be seen as a repose to it.

It is great to hear back from you,

Or nicer, noting you know their time is valuable, implying you consider a delay on their part reasonable.

I appreciate your time,

Just a few ideas, often I receive much better results from others when you answer in such a way that you don't consider them irrelevant.

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