I received a template from a senior student where every response to the reviewer's question begins with thanking the reviewer. For instance,
Question 1: Please resize Figure 4.
The authors thank reviewer #4 for the suggestion. We....
Question 2: Why was this test performed?
The authors thank reviewer #4 for the insightful question. We....
It seems a bit odd to thank the reviewer for each and every question. Then again, this seems to be a popular format for the journal. I have already prepared a response file in this pattern, but just before uploading it I had second thoughts. Should I go in and remove the thanks from every question, or is this a common / expected pattern?
EDIT: This is meant to go to an IEEE journal for Remote Sensing.