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    #1

    Do you mind if~?

    Hi...

    I wnat to know the expression"Dou you mind if~?"

    A: Do you mind if I use your cellular phone?
    B: 1. Of course not
    2. Not at all.
    3. Certailnly not.
    4. I' m afraid not.
    5. Go ahead.

    The answer sheet says 5 is wrong.
    I think "Go ahead" means that the speaker allows the listener to do what he wants. So I think that 5 is OK.
    What do you think about that?
    I am looking forward to your opinions.


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    #2

    Re: Do you mind if~?

    Go ahead is correct. 'Be my guest' is what I say in such circumstances.


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    #3

    Re: Do you mind if~?

    Go ahead.
    Please do it.; You have my permission and encouragement to do it.

    Jane: Can I put this one in the refrigerator?
    Sue: Sure. Go ahead.

    Go ahead - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.


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    #4

    Re: Do you mind if~?

    Great answers, SV.

    Say It Better in English: Useful ... - Google ƒuƒbƒNŒŸ¨õ

    Please go to page 110.

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    Re: Do you mind if~?

    Quote Originally Posted by nautes20 View Post
    Hi...

    I wnat to know the expression"Dou you mind if~?"

    A: Do you mind if I use your cellular phone?
    B: 1. Of course not
    2. Not at all.
    3. Certailnly not.
    4. I' m afraid not.
    5. Go ahead.

    The answer sheet says 5 is wrong.
    I think "Go ahead" means that the speaker allows the listener to do what he wants. So I think that 5 is OK.
    What do you think about that?
    I am looking forward to your opinions.
    1., 2. and 5. are all acceptable. 3. and 4. are not.

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