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would you mind...?

FORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase would you mind...?

Meaning

This is a polite way of asking somebody to do something.

For example

  • "Would you mind closing the door, please?"

  • "Would you mind not smoking near the children, please?"

Quick Quiz

My uncle said, "Would you mind

a. getting you a drink?"

b. getting me a drink?"

c. getting me drunk?"

Contributor: Matt Errey