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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

ESL Student Blog: Do You Mind?

This question confuses many because a negative answer suggests you are okay with what you’ve been asked about while a positive answer means you’re not okay with it.
 
Example:
 
Do you mind if I smoke here?
No. Not at all. Go ahead.
(You’re okay with the person smoking beside you).
 
Do you mind if I smoke here?
Yes, I do. I’m sorry, but I just can’t tolerate smoke beside me.
(You’re not okay with the person smoking beside you).
 
Note: The verb ‘mind’ is followed by a gerund (not an infinitive!):
 
Do you mind holding the door for me?
Do you mind bringing me a cup of water?
 
Practice answering the following questions:
 
Do you mind:

- walking my dog tomorrow morning? I have an early meeting to attend.
- babysitting my son for a couple of hours? I have to finish my project.
- drawing the curtains? The sun is blinding.
- turning the lights on? It’s getting dark.
- if I take another piece of cake? It’s delicious!
 
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 1:11 AM
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