THE USAGE OF the verb MIND
Hi!. Itīs me again!
1.- Do you mind if I smoke?
2.- Do you mind me smoking?
3.- Do you mind my smoking?
a) Are all of them correct?
b) Between 2 and 3, which one would be better to use?
Is there any difference between choosing 'me' or 'my'?
If I gave you an answer to those three questions,
this one could be:
'I donīt mind IT because I love smoking'
Should I use the pronoun 'it' or not?
Thanks a lot!
Re: THE USAGE OF the verb MIND
You can use all three. Technically, 'my smoking'is preferred by strict grammarians, but the majority of native speakers use 'me'. Formally, it makes sense to use 'my' to show that you know this rule.
In the answer, I would drop the pronoun.
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