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If you don't mind vs. if you don't care



 
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If you don't mind vs. if you don't care #1 (permalink) Wed Jul 19, 2006 19:25 pm   If you don't mind vs. if you don't care
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #28 "Mistaken Identity", question 10

Candidate: No, sorry as I said I like working outside, I want to be a gardener, ..........

(a) if you don't care
(b) if you don't agree
(c) if you don't mind
(d) if you don't see

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #28 "Mistaken Identity", answer 10

Candidate: No, sorry as I said I like working outside, I want to be a gardener, if you don't mind.

Correct answer: (c) if you don't mind

Your answer was: incorrect
Candidate: No, sorry as I said I like working outside, I want to be a gardener, if you don't care.
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What is the difference between mind and care? Why is not care the right answer?

Thanks in advance.
HanjaMorhin
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If you don't mind vs. if you don't care #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 19, 2006 19:49 pm   If you don't mind vs. if you don't care
 

'If you don't mind' means 'if you have no objection', 'if it doesn't annoy you'.

'If you don't care' means 'if you don't worry', 'if you don't feel interested' and doesn't fit in the test sentence.
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