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    #1

    You didnít mind me

    Hi,

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    ďI was talking to you but you didnít mind me.Ē

    Context: Someone did not pay attention to you.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: You didnít mind me

    It's an outdated usage of "mind". These days, we say "you didn't listen to me", "you didn't take any notice of me" or, as you said, "you didn't pay attention".

    I would suggest using the past continuous in both halves of the sentence.

    I was talking to you but you weren't listening [to me].
    I was talking to you but you weren't taking any notice [of me].
    I was talking to you but you weren't paying attention [to me].
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: You didnít mind me

    Is "...but you didn't acknowledge me" correct?
    To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

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    #4

    Re: You didnít mind me

    It's possible but it doesn't mean the same as the others.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: You didnít mind me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's possible but it doesn't mean the same as the others.
    Hoe exactly does the meaning change?
    To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

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    #6

    Re: You didnít mind me

    You didn't acknowledge me means you didn't respond to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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