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Should we use use the present continuous form "would you mind if" to ask a polite question?

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The present continuous form of would you mind if would be would you be minding if. If that is what you meant, you can't. –  Barrie England Dec 19 '12 at 8:30

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No, you should not. It is ungrammatical to say:

*Would you mind if I am sleeping here?

The sequence of tenses needs to be more like either this:

Would you mind if I slept here?

or even

Would you mind if I sleep here?

Although some might take exception with one or the other of that pair, both are heard in the wild.

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Thank you Christ –  Dhushan Dec 19 '12 at 6:07

Your sentence as such is grammatically incorrect. You could have used

Would you mind if I sleep here?

if you are inclined to using a present continuous form.

Though you are correct in using "would you mind" here, I'd suggest you use, "Do you mind" for questions with similar structure.

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Thank you Basher –  Dhushan Dec 19 '12 at 6:06
    
If the answer really helps you, an upvote would surely please me. :) –  KeyBrd Basher Dec 19 '12 at 11:59

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