Do you mind if / would you mind if
I have a little question. At time I learn english in my practice book of my schooltime. There is a cloze which I have to complete. By one sentence I made a mistake, but I'm not sure.
_____ you mind if I opened the window? It's a bit stuffy in here.
Do you mind if I opened the window? It's a bit stuffy in here.
But in my book stand, I have to take "Would"
I also looked by LEO
There is a sentence alike this with "Do".
What's right ? Or can I take both?
Please correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot.
Re: Do you mind if / would you mind if
Do you mind...? (OK)
Originally Posted by Dany
Would you mind...? (OK)
Both are OK. Both are polite. :D "Would" is more formal than "Do". Books, especially those written a long time ago, tend to focus on formal/polite speech. :wink: