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if you don't mind | if you wouldn't mind

FORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase if you don't mind | if you wouldn't mind

Meaning

You can use this to politely tell someone what you intend to do.

For example

  • When my doctor said I needed an operation, I said, "I'd like to get a second opinion, if you don't mind."

  • "I'm afraid he's busy. Would you like to come back another time?"
    "I'd rather wait, if you wouldn't mind."

Quick Quiz

"I'll go too, if you don't mind" is closest in meaning to

a. "I'm going too."

b. "I'll go if you don't."

c. "I don't mind going."

Contributor: Matt Errey