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    would you mind

    A: Would you mind reading some of the words we've heard today?
    B: Yes of course
    And then B reads them.

    I was taught that the answer to a such question should be : No, I wouldn't.
    But this dialogue is from BBC Learning English so I'm confused.
    Could someone explain this?

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    Re: would you mind

    My natural response would be, "Not at all," but "(Yes,) of course," said with the appropriate intonation is quite common these days. It's a response to the message, a request, rather than to the words.

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