would you mind if I...?FORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase would you mind if I...?
This is a polite way of asking for permission to do something.
- "Would you mind if I took the day off tomorrow?"
"No, that's OK. But I'll need you on Monday for sure."
- "Would you be able to work in Thailand next year?"
"I'd have to ask my family first. Would you mind if I got back to you on that?"
"Would you mind if I sat here? All the other tables are full."
Contributor: Matt Errey