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1.
M: Do you mind if I open the window? It’s so warm in here.
W: No, not at all. That’s fine.
  I like it warm. Why don’t you take off your coat?

(1.)    Are both responses acceptable?
(2.)    Does it mean the same if I change the question to “Would you mind if I opened the window”?

2.
M: I could get you something to eat while I am out for lunch.
    I could pick up a meal for you if you like.

W: Thanks, but I’ve eaten already.

(1.) Are both of M’s statements acceptable in the conversation?
(2.) May I say also, “I could pick up a meal for you if you want/wish”?

3.
M: Does John want to open his own restaurant?
  Will John go back to his hometown?
W: He would like to, one day.

Are both of M’s questions acceptable in the conversation?

4.M: I am downstairs, outside your apartment.
 W: I can see you perfectly.

(1.)    Is W’s response acceptable in the conversation?
(2.)    What is another way to say “I can see you perfectly.”?  I am see you clearly”?

5.
M: Would you like coffee with your sandwich?
W: That would be lovely.

Does it mean the same if the response is “That would perfect”, “That would be nice”?

6.
M: I don’t want to miss my train.
W: Don’t worry. You won’t be late.
  I know, but the traffic is terrible.

Are both of W’s responses acceptable in the conversation?

7.
M: Are you having dinner?
W: No, I am not eating anything.

Is W’s response acceptable in the conversation?

8.
M: Did you eat out last night?
W: No, I had Chinese takeout.
 No, I ordered Chinese carry-out.
 No, I took a Chinese meal to go.

Are all the responses acceptable in the conversation? Do they mean the same?

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1.
M: Do you mind if I open the window? It’s so warm in here.
W: No, not at all. That’s fine.
 I like it warm. Why don’t you take off your coat?

(1.)    Are both responses acceptable? yes
(2.)    Does it mean the same if I change the question to “Would you mind if I opened the window”? yes

2.
M: I could get you something to eat while I am out for lunch.
   I could pick up a meal for you if you like.

W: Thanks, but I’ve eaten already.

(1.) Are both of M’s statements acceptable in the conversation? yes, but the second one doesn't sound natural (not something a native English speaker would say)
(2.) May I say also, “I could pick up a meal for you if you want/wish”? see above

3.
M: Does John want to open his own restaurant?
 Will John go back to his hometown?
W: He would like to, one day.

Are both of M’s questions acceptable in the conversation? yes

4.M: I am downstairs, outside your apartment.
 W: I can see you perfectly.

(1.)    Is W’s response acceptable in the conversation? yes, but I'd leave "perfectly" out
(2.)    What is another way to say “I can see you perfectly.”?  I am see you clearly”? this would be incorrect.
I'd stick to "I can see you."

5.
M: Would you like coffee with your sandwich?
W: That would be lovely.

Does it mean the same if the response is “That would perfect”, “That would be nice”? yes

6.
M: I don’t want to miss my train.
W: Don’t worry. You won’t be late.
 I know, but the traffic is terrible.

Are both of W’s responses acceptable in the conversation? yes

7.
M: Are you having dinner?
W: No, I am not eating anything.

Is W’s response acceptable in the conversation? yes

8.
M: Did you eat out last night?
W: No, I had Chinese takeout.
 No, I ordered Chinese carry-out.
 No, I took a Chinese meal to go.

Are all the responses acceptable in the conversation? Do they mean the same? Yes, but only the first one would be a native English speaker's response.  

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