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    don't mind & find a fault with

    Hello,

    It's me again .And I have a question to ask. If I want to say "please don't find a fault with me " for asking too much would it be the same if I said: "please don't mind me for asking too much" .I understand that the construction "don't mind me/it/for smth" often convey the meaning " don't pay attention to smth/me" and follow with what you've been working" .
    And what is the most common phrase or word used in similar situations, i.e when apologizing in advance for possible inconvenience that one maybe has caused to someone.

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    Re: don't mind & find a fault with

    Quote Originally Posted by velimir View Post
    Hello,

    It's me again .And I have a question to ask. If I want to say "please don't find a fault with me " for asking too much would it be the same if I said: "please don't mind me for asking too much" .I understand that the construction "don't mind me/it/for smth" often convey the meaning " don't pay attention to smth/me" and follow with what you've been working" .
    And what is the most common phrase or word used in similar situations, i.e when apologizing in advance for possible inconvenience that one maybe has caused to someone.

    Thanks
    I would not use either sentence if I wanted to interrupt someone or inconvenience someone by my talking to them.

    I would probably say something (don't use "smth" when you are asking for English help) like this:

    Excuse me, I wonder if you could help me.

    Excuse me, I hope I'm not bothering you but could you help me?

    Something (NOTE THE USE OF THE WORD "SOMETHING") like that could be used.

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    Re: don't mind & find a fault with

    Thanks Naamplao for the answer. Actually I didn't have on my mind a situation when interrupting someone while he's talking but rather a situation like I've mentioned, when for example it is some repeated written communication, and I'm trying politely to excuse myself for insisting on something what may bother the person in question.For example :

    1.Please don't find fault with my repeated requesting of..
    1a.Please don't find fault with me for my repeated requesting of..

    2.Please don't mind my repeated requesting of..
    2a.Please don't mind me for my repeated requesting..

    3.Please excuse my repeated requesting of..
    3a.Please excuse me for my repeated requesting of..

    Do options 1&2 sound odd ,and is not probably that you would address someone like that in similar situation? Is it possible to use don't mind in similar situations? Please comment and correct quoted sentences.

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    Re: don't mind & find a fault with

    Quote Originally Posted by velimir View Post
    Thanks Naamplao for the answer. Actually I didn't have on my mind a situation when interrupting someone while he's talking but rather a situation like I've mentioned, when for example it is some repeated written communication, and I'm trying politely to excuse myself for insisting on something what may bother the person in question.For example :

    1.Please don't find fault with my repeated requesting of..
    1a.Please don't find fault with me for my repeated requesting of..

    2.Please don't mind my repeated requesting of..
    2a.Please don't minde me for my repeated requesting..

    3.Please excuse my repeated requesting of..
    3a.Please excuse me for my repeated requesting of..

    Do options 1&2 sound odd ,and is not probably that you would address someone like that in similar situation? Is it possible to use don't mind in similar situations? Please comment and correct quoted sentences.

    Thankful
    I understand but I would not use the phrasing that you suggest.

    I hope you don't mind me asking this again but I don't understand your answer.

    I hope you don't mind me asking this again but I am still confused.

    The second one is better since you are not implying that their answer was incomplete.

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    Re: don't mind & find a fault with

    Thanks Naamplao. I understand that the examples with "excuse" and " find a fault with" are acceptable then, am I correct?

    Thanks again

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