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    Would you mind if I opened the window?

    "Would you mind if I opened the window?" is found for the usage of the word "mind" in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. The dictionary explains that it is spoken and used when making a polite request.
    In the same dictionary, "Would you mind if I open a window?" is also found for the usage of the word "mind."
    Are these both acceptable and the same in meaning?
    "Would you mind if I opened the window?"
    "Would you mind if I open the window?"


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    Re: Would you mind if I opened the window?

    Both are possible.

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    Cool Re: Would you mind if I opened the window?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    "Would you mind if I opened the window?" is found for the usage of the word "mind" in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. The dictionary explains that it is spoken and used when making a polite request.
    In the same dictionary, "Would you mind if I open a window?" is also found for the usage of the word "mind."
    Are these both acceptable and the same in meaning?
    "Would you mind if I opened the window?"
    "Would you mind if I open the window?"
    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Both are possible.
    It's only either Would you mind if I opened the window? or Do you mind if I open the window? that is correct.

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    Re: Would you mind if I opened the window?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    "Would you mind if I opened the window?" is found for the usage of the word "mind" in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. The dictionary explains that it is spoken and used when making a polite request.
    In the same dictionary, "Would you mind if I open a window?" is also found for the usage of the word "mind."
    Are these both acceptable and the same in meaning?
    "Would you mind if I opened the window?"
    "Would you mind if I open the window?"
    I could only find one mention in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English of this example under 'mind'. "Would you mind if I opened the window?"
    Did you make a mistake in your question?

    Anyhow, I agree with engee.


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    Last edited by svartnik; 29-Jul-2009 at 09:27.

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    Re: Would you mind if I opened the window?

    These links seem to prove one thing, that in AmE both are accepted by some, but are not necessarily acceptable to all.


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    Re: Would you mind if I opened the window?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    not necessarily acceptable to all.
    Which part proves that?


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    Re: Would you mind if I opened the window?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    These links seem to prove one thing ... accepted by some,
    CalifJim and Casi are no just some, in my opinion. They are highly respected and trusted contributors in EF and UE, respectively.

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    Re: Would you mind if I opened the window?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I could only find one mention in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English of this example under 'mind'. "Would you mind if I opened the window?"
    Did you make a mistake in your question?

    Anyhow, I agree with engee.

    Would you mind if I open a window?
    I made a mistake. I found the above sentence under "if" in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

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