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    Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    Dear friends,

    Tourists I work with as a tour guide often ask me to take pictures of them during photo stops near different historical signts. They usually ask me the question like "Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?"

    If I agree to do it for them, should I answer "No, I wouldn't" or "Yes, I would"?

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    #2

    Re: Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    Just say 'Sure. Which button do I press?'

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    Re: Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Just say 'Sure. Which button do I press?'
    Yes, that's absolutely clear. However, I'd like to know which of my options conveys agreement.

    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    "No, I wouldn't" or "Yes, I would"?
    I would take the former and the latter to mean 'I wouldn't mind' and 'I would mind' respectively.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Dear friends,

    Tourists I work with as a tour guide often ask me to take pictures of them during photo stops near different historical signts. They usually ask me the question like "Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?"

    If I agree to do it for them, should I answer "No, I wouldn't" or "Yes, I would"?

    Thanks
    You can say Not at all. Adding a few words or a gesture towards the camera will make it clear that you're agreeing to do what you've been asked.

    You shouldn't answer Would you mind doing something with "Yes" unless you do mind. In that case, it's better to be extra clear: ​I'm sorry, I'm going to miss the bus if I don't run!
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    #6

    Re: Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    NOT A TEACHER

    Mr. Smith: Would you mind taking our picture?

    Milan: No, I wouldn't [mind]. / No problem. / My pleasure. / Of course, not [ = Of course, I would not mind]! That's part of my job. / I would be delighted to [take your picture]. / I was actually waiting for you guys to ask me!
    Last edited by TheParser; 21-Jul-2016 at 12:41.

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    Re: Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Milan: No, I wouldn't [mind]. / No problem. / My pleasure. / Of course, not [ = Of course, I would not mind]! That's part of my job. / I would be delighted to [take your picture]. / I was actually waiting for you guys to ask me!
    They are all grammatically correct, but the first seems most unnatural to me.

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    #8

    Re: Would you mind taking a picture of all of us?

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Yes, that's absolutely clear. However, I'd like to know which of my options conveys agreement.
    The first, though there are many better responses. Not at all is far more natural.

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