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posted by rfvv

1. Mind your own business.
2. Be careful of/about your own business.
3. Take care of your own business.
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Does #1 mean #2 or #3?


4. Do you mind if I open the window?
5. Do you feel annoyed if I open the window?
6. Do you opposed to me if I open the window?
7. Do you dislike if I open the window?
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In #4, what is the meaning of 'mind'?
Are the other sentences grammatical? Which one is similar to #4?

  1. Writeacher

    1 could mean 3, but only if 1 weren't said in an angry way. Usually, 1 is a forceful way to tell someone to back off!

    Re #4 -- I wouldn't use 5, 6, or 7 to replace 4. I might say, "Would you be annoyed... " or "Are you opposed to my opening the window?" But these are not direct rephrasings of #4.

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/mind?s=t
    Scroll down to the Verb meanings and check out the different uses. There are many because this verb is used in idioms, and you know that idioms are very difficult or even impossible to duplicate.

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