Would you mind

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Definition

Would you mind (if I smoked)?: Would you be offended, would you object (if I had a cigarette or cigar)?
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-Would you mind if I took another piece of cake? -Not at all.

Do you mind (if)...?: Would you disapprove, be bothered (if)...?
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Examples

  • "Brian : Edward, do you mind turning your light off?"
  • "You don't mind if I have one, do you?"
  • "Horatio : (thinking) I'm sure he won't mind if I borrow his HI-FI speakers!"
  • "Bruno : Ma'am, would you mind if I looked around your house for a little while?"
  • "Philip : Well then, you won't mind if I take a little look inside them. Get ready for Dr. Philip to perform surgery."
  • "You don't mind if I open your bag and have a look inside?"
  • "Do you mind speaking up a bit?"
  • "Would you mind driving for a while?"
  • "-Do you mind if I ask you why you're interested in a position for which you're clearly overqualified?"
  • "And would you mind washing the windshield as well?"

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