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Do you mind my turning on TV?

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Do you mind turning on the TV?

edited by Nolantm, 2009-04-07 00:14

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Sentence #39179

eng
Do you mind turning on the TV?

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fra
Est-ce que ça te dérange d'allumer la télé ?
heb
אכפת לך להדליק את הטלויזיה?
ind
Bisa minta tolong nyalakan TV-nya?
jpn
テレビをつけてかまいませんか。
テレビをつけてかまいませんか。
rus
Ты не мог бы включить телевизор?
tur
TV'yi açar mısın?
eng
Will you turn on the TV?
eng
Do you mind my turning on TV?
epo
Ĉu ĝenus vin ŝalti la televidilon?
fin
Haittaako sinua jos laitan television päälle?
ita
Non potresti spegnere il televisore?

Comments

danilo 2009-03-05 20:46 link permalink

What is "my" doing here? I don't understand.

TRANG 2009-03-06 22:47 link permalink

Using "my" is the same as saying "that I...", "the fact that I...".

Other examples :
http://tatoeba.org/sentences/se...+mind+my";

Saying "Do you mind my turning on TV?" is the same as saying "Do you mind that I turn on the TV?"

Maybe there's a "the" missing.
=> Do you mind my turning on the TV?
An English speaker will have to confirm that.

danilo 2009-03-16 22:17 link permalink

Ahh now I understand, nevertheless I think "me" should go there rather than "my": "Do you mind me turning on the tv?"

nexirae 2009-03-23 19:27 link permalink

English speaker here.

Do you mind my turning on TV?
Do you mind that I turn on the TV?
Do you mind me turning on the tv?

All three are correct.

To answer why "my" is fine, note that the word "turning" is a gerund, i.e, a noun.

Hope that helps.

TRANG 2009-04-04 23:38 link permalink

Thank you.

duran 2011-09-02 12:23 link permalink

There is a difference between "Do you mind turning on TV" and
"Do you mind my turning on TV"
"Do you mind turning on TV" is a request.It means: "Will you turn on TV?"
"Do you mind my turning on TV" is a permission. It means: "May I turn on TV."