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Hello Teachers!

1.The don't mind our taking somebody with us.

Can this senetence be written as

2.The don't mind taking somebody with us.

What is importance of "our" in the given senetence?

IF a senetence start with 'Mind you, ...................

What is meaning for "mind you".

Thanks.
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Hello Hanuman

I'm assuming you meant to write 'they':

1.They don't mind our taking somebody with us.

2.They don't mind taking somebody with us.

In #1, 'our' signifies that the 'taking' is the act of 'we', i.e. of the speaker.

It means: 'they have no objection to the fact that we are taking somebody with us'.

Whereas #2, without 'our', means: 'they have no objection to taking somebody with us'.

In #1, the agent of the 'taking' is specified ('our taking', thus 'we'). In #2, the agent of the taking is unspecified.


Extra bit:

For #2, you could have a scenario like this:

'Hello, Mr and Mrs X. I hear you're going on holiday with Mr and Mrs Y this year.'
'That's right. MrP is coming, too.'
'MrP? That dreadful fellow who writes improbable dialogues on English Forums?'
'The same.'
'And are Mr and Mrs Y happy about that?'
'Oh, they don't mind taking somebody with us.'

i.e. we don't know who invited MrP.

3. If a sentence start with 'Mind you, ................... What is meaning for "mind you"?

'Mind you' is used at the beginning of a sentence to draw attention to the content of the sentence. It means 'Note, however, that...' It usually means the sentence contains material that contrasts in some way with the preceding sentence:

'I'm looking forward to our holiday with Mr and Mrs Y. Mind you, I'm not very happy that MrP is coming along. I wonder why they invited him.'

(She says she is looking forward to the holiday; but then points out that she would prefer to have her holiday without MrP.)

MrP
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Please check your sentences, Hanuman. They don't make any sense as they are written.
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