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    Do you mind if / would you mind if

    Hello together,

    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.

    I wrote:
    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
    http://dict.leo.org/?search=you+mind...ed&lang=de

    There is a sentence alike this with "Do".
    What's right ? Or can I take both?

    Please correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Do you mind if / would you mind if

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Hello together,

    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.

    I wrote:
    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
    http://dict.leo.org/?search=you+mind...ed&lang=de

    There is a sentence alike this with "Do".
    What's right ? Or can I take both?

    Please correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot.
    Do you mind...? (OK)
    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:

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    Thanks for your help :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Thanks for your help :D
    You're welcome. :D

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