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Do you mind my turning on TV?
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Nolantm - Apr 7th 2009, 00:14
Do you mind turning on the TV?
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Sentence #39179

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Do you mind turning on the TV?

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danilo
Mar 5th 2009, 20:46
What is "my" doing here? I don't understand.
TRANG
Mar 6th 2009, 22:47
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
Mar 16th 2009, 22:17
Ahh now I understand, nevertheless I think "me" should go there rather than "my": "Do you mind me turning on the tv?"
nexirae
Mar 23rd 2009, 19:27
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
Apr 4th 2009, 23:38
Thank you.
duran
Sep 2nd 2011, 12:23
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."

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