Lesson 3 - Vocabulary - MIND AND BRAIN
The verb MIND is very often used to ask for permission (cartoon 6). Look at the examples:
1)Do you mind if I borrow your dictionary?
2)Would you mind if I borrowed your dictionary?
Do you think I could borrow your dictionary?
To which the answer is:
(+)No, go ahead. (we agree) or (-)I’d (would) rather you didn’t. (we disagree)
Not at all. It’s all yours!
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The verb MIND may also be used to describe your attitude towards someone/something. Look at the conversation:
A: Do you like opera?
B: I don’t mind it. (I am not very keen on it, but at the same time it doesn’t bother me.) (+/-)
For a stronger reaction you say:
(++) I’m very keen on it. / I absolutely love it.
(+) I’m quite fond of it / I quite like it.
(-) I’m not very keen on it / I find it a bit irritating.
(- - ) I can’t stand it./ It drives me mad.