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    a shorter form of 'do you mind if I smoke here?'

    Is there any shorter sentences that mean 'do you mind if I smoke here?'

    I think I have heard that 'Do you mind me smoking here?' is the answer

    but I've just found that it's bad,or wrong, grammar.

    Also, I want to know if there is the short form of 'do you mind if you stop smoking for a while?'


    thank you for reading my question, and my grammar could be bad.

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    Re: a shorter form of 'do you mind if I smoke here?'

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    Is there any shorter sentences that mean 'do you mind if I smoke here?'
    'Do you mind...?', with the props of cigarette box and lighter, should be enough. If being really hospitable, you could start with an offer: 'Will you join me?' Or, informally, just 'Mind if I smoke?'

    I think I have heard that 'Do you mind me smoking here?' is the answer


    but I've just found that it's bad,or wrong, grammar.
    Some people are like that, but it's not. Formally, it might be preferable in some company to use 'my'.

    Also, I want to know if there is the short form of 'do you mind if you stop smoking for a while?'
    Why 'for a while?': Do/would you mind not smoking?

    thank you for reading my question, and my grammar could be bad.
    b

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