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    Default Mind

    He will mind if you take his chair.

    The English word mind is a transitive one.
    I think my sentences is bad; there is no object. Can you tell me?

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    Default Re: Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    He will mind if you take his chair.

    The English word mind is a transitive one.
    I think my sentences is bad; there is no object. Can you tell me?
    It's fine.

    Will he mind if I take his chair? (Will he be bothered/upset?)
    No, he won't mind if you take his chair.
    Yes, he will mind if you take his chair.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    He will mind if you take his chair.

    The English verb mind can be a transitive one.
    I think my sentences is bad; there is no object.
    The object is 'if you take his chair'.


    mind


    vb

    • (when transitive, may take a clause as object) to take offence at: do you mind if I smoke? I don't mind

    (Collins Concise English Dictionary)

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    Default Re: Mind

    There are intransitive uses of "mind". This is one of them. It means "care" or "worry".

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