Which one of the following is correct : Would you mind "no smoking" here Would you mind "not smoking" here
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The grammatically correct way to say it is:
Would you mind not smoking here?
This is one of the situations where -ing should be used only. (like after
If people are smoking in a no-smoking area and you are addressing them personally then "Please extinguish your cigarettes" is probably the most polite yet pointed way to say it.
If you are simply looking for wording for a sign then "NO SMOKING" is the way to go.