A coworker sent an important e-mail to a client. You ask her if she got a response from them, and she says that she did. You want to read what they said, so you ask your coworker:
Would you mind forwarding me his reply?
"Would you mind ___ing?" is a good way to politely ask for something that isn't too much trouble for the other person. Some more examples:
Would you mind giving me a hand with this?
Would you mind sending me a list of everyone who's coming?
When you "forward" someone an e-mail message, it means that you send them a message that someone else sent you before. Most e-mail software includes a button for this that's marked "Forward" or "Fwd".
Notice that there are two correct ways to use "forward". One is "forward (someone)(a message)":
I forwarded Jane the invitation that you sent me.
The other way is "forward (a message) to (someone)":
I forwarded the invitation you sent me to Jane.
The choice of which one to use depends on what you're talking about. If the topic of the conversation is Jane, I would use the first example. If the topic is the invitation, I'd use the second.
A "reply" is an answer to a message. When you send a message to someone and they send one back, that return message is their "reply".
This word is similar to "response", and in many situations you can use both. But a "response" is more general than a "reply". A "response" to a message can be a written reply, something that the person said, or even an action like smiling or crying. But a "reply" is usually just a written response.
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