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tommy1996
Vietnam

speaking
 
please tell me what is the best choice?

Would you mind if I used your phone ?

a.No, please do  b. I’m sorry I can’t         c. Not at all         d. It’s alright

 
thanks 
 

10 Mar 2019      



kohai
Latvia

 


   c. Not at all.

10 Mar 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I also like a)... No, please do. 

10 Mar 2019     



orhanmazman
Turkey

Would you mind if I+verb 2 means "might it bother you if I happen to do this?" So if you say Yes, you mean "It will bother me, so please do not do that". If you wish to say it is no problem at all, you need to say "No, not at all (go on doing that)"

10 Mar 2019     



yanogator
United States

a is the best answer, because it acknowledges the request. c is grammatically correct, but it only addresses that the person wouldn´t mind, when the question was really a request to use the phone, not an inquiry into the feelings of the other person.
 
Bruce
 

10 Mar 2019