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    #1

    Would you mind telling me/to tell me

    I've always known that only the -ing form can be used after "mind". But in the results of an online test they qualified this use as a mistake. Which sentence is correct:
    1) Would you mind telling me where you come from.
    2) Would you mind to tell me where you come from.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 18-Dec-2014 at 09:19.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Would you mind telling me/to tell me

    Number 1) (telling) is correct.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: Would you mind telling me/to tell me

    I am not a teacher.

    It's definitely 1).

    Was this an online test conducted by non-native speakers?

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