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I’ll help you with your homework mind

Do you like doing (your) homework? I don’t mind (it).

1) Do you like doing (your) homework? I don’t mind (it).

Hello! Here I am again to ask for your help.

According to the exercise, I have to write sentences like this:
2) your sister/ like/ study Spanish// love

Does your sister like studying Spanish?
Yes, she does. She loves it.

I’m wondering what I had better say with the verb “don’t mind”. What am I supposed to say ?
a) No, I don’t. I don’t mind.
b) Yes, I do. I don’t mind.
c) No, I don’t. I don’t mind it.
d) Yes, I do. I don’t mind it.
e) I don’t mind.
f) I don’t mind it.
Thank you so much in advance!

The Newt
Senior Member

It depends on what you mean by “mind,” which often means something different in the UK from what it means in the US. Can you explain the situation a bit?

marcogaiotto
Senior Member

“don’t mind”: I don’t like it, but I don’t even hate it.
This is what I mean by saying “don’t mind”.

I allow myself to ask you another thing:
is “your” necessary before “homework”? Or is it just optional?
Thank you so much once again!

The Newt
Senior Member

“don’t mind”: I don’t like it, but I don’t even hate it.
This is what I mean by saying “don’t mind”.

I allow myself to ask you another thing:
is “your” necessary before “homework”? Or is it just optional?
Thank you so much once again!

In the UK, “I don’t mind” (without “it”) can mean “I don’t care.” In the US, “I don’t mind” means “I don’t object” and “I don’t mind it” means “I don’t object to it.”

The “your” is optional.

marcogaiotto
Senior Member
lentulax
Senior Member
marcogaiotto
Senior Member

Oh, I don’t think so, Lentulax. I’m just wondering if a short answer (Yes, I do. / No, I don’t) sounds correct and natural with the verb “don’t mind”, as it does with other verbs, like “love” in sentence 2).
To me, the answers a), b), c), and d) sound strange.
I’d say e) or f): are they both correct? Is “it” optional?
Thanks a lot!

lentulax
Senior Member

OK, it’s just me. I’ve no idea what it’s all about.

It seems odd, though, that the answer you propose (#7) is what is given to you in sentence (1).

marcogaiotto
Senior Member

Sorry, Lentulax. I can’t understand what you mean.. I’ll try to make me understood.
The exercise is about writing questions and answers according to the words given, like in 2.
With the words:
You/like/do/homework //don’t mind
—> Do you like doing (your) homework?
I don’t mind (it).
In this case, differently from (2), I would avoid saying “No, I don’t” or “Yes, I do” before “I don’t mind”.
Do you agree?

I hope you got it!
What would you suggest then? Thanks again!

lentulax
Senior Member

Ah! So (2) is the model – the words supplied and the expansion expected; and the question you are given is not (1), but ‘You/like/do/homework//don’t mind‘, and you are expected to make a similar expansion. The ‘Do you like doing (your) homework’ etc, is your suggested answer.

In that case, I would imagine that the ‘Yes, she does’ has been put there for a purpose, and that you are meant to insert an equivalent which will go with ‘don’t mind’. As you say, ‘Yes, I do’ and ‘No, I don’t’ would be nonsense. So the answer would be something like ‘Do you like doing homework?’ Not particularly. I don’t mind it.’ (If you need to repeat the verb, maybe ‘Do you like doing your homework? I don’t really/actually like it. I don’t mind it.’)

I’ll help you with your homework mind

You knowledge of verb patterns such as gerund and infinitive is frequently tested.

For Questions 1-8, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words.

1. It’s really important that you pay the bill today.
REMEMBER
You must . the bill today.

2. I think it would be a good idea if you joined the beginner’s class.
SUGGEST
I . the beginners class.

3. Meeting John in town was really surprising.
EXPECT
I . John in town.

4. In the future she became a successful business woman.
WENT
She . a successful business woman.

5. I’ll help you with your homework.
MIND
I . you with your homework.

6. I hated driving on the left at first but now it’s OK.
USED
I . on the left now.

7. Don’t bother to apply for the job.
POINT
There . for the job.

8. Were you successful in passing the exam?
MANAGE
Did . the exam?