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Would you mind if I closed the window?

Would you mind if I close the window?

What is the difference? thank you
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The second sentence is wrong since this is the conditional sentence
Here is the formula: If + S +V-ed/2, S+ would(not) +V. You just have to reverse it
I am not an grammer expert, but you would likely hear both of these in everyday speech to communicate the same meaning. The second sentence sounds natural and correct to me, but I see at least one person says it is not right. Can anyone else confirm one way or the other?
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My spelling is also not allways right (grammar).
My grammatical intuition may not be leading me to the correct answer, but I would say not all the "would" and 'if" combination add up to be conditional. In this case, the second one appears to be just a straightforward question.
Just my 2 cents...
mr1binWould you mind if I closed the window?
Would you mind if I close the window?

What is the difference? Thank you
I believe you thnk that 'would' is a past-tense verb and so the following verb should be 'closed'.

You use would, usually in questions, when you are politely asking someone to do something.

Therefore, the second sentence is correct. The person making the request is being polite.
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I understand first one is correct but I didn't get the second one please explain it one more..
Would you mind if I close the window?
Hi M1bin

Would you mind if I close the window?

I believe you think 'would' is past tense. So you believe that 'closed' a past-tense verb sshould be used.

But 'would,' is not a past-tense verb in your sentence. It is usually used in questions, when you want to be polite in asking someone to do something.

Therefore, your sentence is correct. The person who is making the request is being polite.

Hope it is clearer to you now.
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