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01 / 07 / 2008

TO MIND-4 (REVISION): meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we complete our look at the word mind with some common expressions that use it.

Today's 1st Expression with mind is: NEVER MIND!

Meaning 1: you say this when you don't want to repeat something that you have just said, or if you want someone to ignore it because it's not important.

Example 1
Speaker 1: Have you seen my glasses?
Speaker 2: Sorry?
Speaker 1: Oh, never mind! I've found them!

Meaning-2: you say this to make someone feel better when something unpleasant has happened.

Example 2
Speaker 1: I can't believe I failed the driving test!
Speaker 2: Never mind! It's so difficult that not many people pass the first time around. I'm sure you'll do better next time.

Today's 2nd Expression with mind is: MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!

Meaning: a rude way to tell someone not to ask questions about your personal affairs.

Example 3
Speaker 1: What was Jamie saying to you just now?
Speaker 2: Mind your own business! It's between him and me.

Today's 3rd Expression with mind is: DO YOU MIND? or WOULD YOU MIND?

Meaning: to ask politely for something.

Example 4
Do you mind--Would you mind opening the door for me? My hands are full.

You can, of course, find more uses of mind in your dictionary. Remember, if you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website (

Have a great day!