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What is the difference between Don't mind and Never mind?

closed as off-topic by Glorfindel, Chenmunka, J.R. Mar 31 '17 at 9:53

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    Please give us some context or example usages. Tell us what you do know about these phrases; then this question can be reopened and we can help you sort out the rest. – J.R. Mar 31 '17 at 9:53
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    @J.R. Isn't this a transparent and straightforward question, old bean? – Araucaria Mar 31 '17 at 10:33
  • those are idiomatic. To never mind* is categorically stronger, disregarding an idea, whereas to not mind means regard for the idea already exists and is positive so that no further thought has to be spend on the idea. – Hector von Mar 31 '17 at 11:19
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    What @Araucaria said. I'm voting to reopen because it seems to me that in any given context most native speakers would unhesitatingly agree on which of these two forms is idiomatic (they're rarely "interchangeable"), but I suspect many learners wouldn't find things quite so obvious. – FumbleFingers Mar 31 '17 at 12:55
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    @Araucaria - My first thought was different was "don't mind" can be used in at least two different ways: (a) "Don't mind him; he doesn't know what he's talking about," or (b) "Would you mind if I borrowed your pencil?" "No, I don't mind." My second thought was that it's never too early to start teaching good habits when it comes to asking questions. – J.R. Mar 31 '17 at 15:00