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    Hi,

    As you all know, while talking we use this expression "if you don't mind" to request something politely. I want to know if there are any expressions that we can use instead of given one?

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    Default Re: If you don't mind

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi,

    As you all know, while talking we use this expression "if you don't mind" to request something politely. I want to know if there are any expressions that we can use instead of given one?

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    Please provide us a sentence or two using "if you don't mind" in a request.

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    If you don't mind, shall I please call you later?
    If you don't mind, can you please tell me what your purpose is of learning English?

    My question was about if I can use another expressions instead ofcan 'If you don't mind'. Because I find it quite old fashioned. So if you have another suggestions for that, please give me some.

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    Default Re: If you don't mind

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    If you don't mind, shall I please call you later?
    If you don't mind, can you please tell me what your purpose is of learning English?
    The first sentence is unnatural with or without 'If you don't mind. Do you mean, "Is it OK if I call you later?" / "I'll call you later, if you don't mind"?

    The second is not wrong, but doesn't sound very natural to me. I'd go for something like, "Would you mind telling me why you want to learn English?

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