Do You Mind
Use Of Do You Mind
If + somebody + does + something
Unlike Would you mind, When we talk about the Present or the Past, we use Present tense following the subject.
Do you mind If I join
Do you mind If I use
We may sometimes get confused by the subject. So pay attention to these two sentences.
Do you mind If I turn on the TV? (Shall I turn the TV on?)
Do you mind If you turn on the TV? (Can you please turn the TV on)
In the first one the person himself wants to do something and asks for the other's permission. However in the second one the person requests something from the other one to do.
2nd Usage: When we don't mention the subject we may just use Verb + ing
Do you mind washing
the car for me?
Do you mind staying
with the kids?
3rd Usage: Somebody's + Verb + ing
Do you mind Sam's coming
Do you mind Belinda's using
While responding to "Do you mind":
No, not at all.
Of course not.
No, go on please.
Yes, I do