Do you mind / Would you mind

Posted by Manjusha Filed in Practical English Usage

The structures would you mind/do you mind can be used in questions to ask people if they would be troubled by something.

After would you mind/do you mind we normally use an -ing form. It is possible for the -ing form to have its own subject.

Compare:

Note that after would you mind/do you mind we use a pronoun in the possessive case.

An if clause is possible after would you mind/do you mind.

In general questions about what people think of something, we do not normally use would you mind.

We can use don’t mind/wouldn’t mind to say that we are not troubled by something.

See also

Do and make
Make
Make: special uses
Words ending in -man
May / might ...but
Maybe and may be
Mean
Mind
Misplace and displace
More
Most
Much and many
Must in questions and negatives

Just
Just, already and yet

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