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    mind

    Hi,

    Is ''Maybe they minded what you said'' correct?

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    #2

    Re: mind

    What do you want it to mean, and in what context would you say it?

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    #3

    Re: mind

    If someone is angry with me or is not talking to me. Please be close to my sentence.

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    #4

    Re: mind

    In that sense, 'mind' is usually used in questions and negatives according to www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/mind_2
    But your sentence is affirmative.
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    Re: mind

    Try Maybe they didn't like what I said. "Mind" in the sense of "dislike" is used in the negative and in questions. For example, I was afraid I had insulted him, but he said he didn't mind. (He said he did not dislike my statement.)
    Last edited by GoesStation; 24-Feb-2016 at 18:55. Reason: Expanded my explanation of "dislike" usage to include questions.
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    #6

    Re: mind

    It's not exclusively used in the negative and in questions. It can be used as the answer to a question too.

    'Do you mind?'

    'Yes, I do mind as a matter of fact.'
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    #7

    Re: mind

    I think 'mind' can be omitted after 'I do'.
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    Re: mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    It's not exclusively used in the negative and in questions. It can be used as the answer to a question too.

    'Do you mind?'

    'Yes, I do mind as a matter of fact.'
    Do you think we can generalize to say that to mind in the sense of "dislike" is used in the negative, in questions, and in responses to (real, rhetorical or unstated) questions?
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    #9

    Re: mind

    I don't mind = It doesn't bother me.

    I do mind = It bothers me.

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    Re: mind

    You don't mind, do you? = That doesn't bother you, does it?

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