What to say instead of I was wondering?
Some of the many alternatives are: Would it be possible to give me ? Do you think you might give me ? I would be most grateful if you could give me .
How do you use I was wondering in a sentence?
I was wondering if + request
- I was wondering if I could borrow your car.
- I was wondering if you could help me with my project.
- I was wondering if we could switch to an ocean view room.
- I was wondering if you could fix my car by Friday.
- I was wondering if you could turn down the volume.
Do you need a question mark with I wonder?
Writers sometimes err by putting a question mark after an indirect question, especially one beginning with I wonder. If you are asking a question, then yes. If you are simply telling people what you’re wondering about, then it isn’t a question and it should not have a question mark.
Is it correct to say Im wondering?
As a general rule of thumb, if you are not sure which one to use, then say ‘I was wondering’. The reason is this: if a thought occurred to you (in your head) and then you immediately reported it to your friend, it was still ‘wondered’ in the past. That means saying ‘I was wondering’ is always right!
Was wondering Or am wondering?
“Am” is in present tense, so if you say “I am wondering”, that implies that you are wondering right now. The word “was” is in the past tense, so “I was wondering” implies that you are no longer wondering, but you were in the past.
What does it mean when someone says just wondering?
Filters. (informal) Used to qualify a question or action, explaining it as modivated by curiosity.
What does I was wondering if mean?
a polite way of asking someone for something such as information or their opinion, or asking them to do something.
What’s the meaning of I was wondering?
phrase. You can say ‘I wonder’ if you want to be very polite when you are asking someone to do something, or when you are asking them for their opinion or for information. [politeness] I was just wondering if you could help me.
Was wondering if you have or had?
The most common form of this sentence would be “I was wondering if you have had a chance to go over the report I submitted”. Some people use a variant of this with simply “if you had”, but this should be regarded as acceptable in speech only. All other variants require some kind of special circumstance.
Whats the meaning of I was wondering?
Was wondering VS am wondering?
What does Woundering mean?
The definition of wounder in the dictionary is the person who has injured someone.
Is wondering past or present?
wonder Definitions and Synonyms
What does wander off mean?
(phrasal verb) in the sense of stray. Definition. to leave a place where one is supposed to stay. The child wandered off and got lost.
What is the meaning of just wondering?
What’s another word for wander off?
What is another word for wander off?
|get separated||go off course|
|be lost||go amiss|
|take a wrong turn||lose|
What is it called when your mind wanders?
Mind-wandering (sometimes referred to as task unrelated thought, or, colloquially, autopilot) is the experience of thoughts not remaining on a single topic for a long period of time, particularly when people are engaged in an attention-demanding task.
What does it mean when a guy says just wondering?
What is the root of wander?
The Latin root word err means “wander” or “make a mistake,” which is a “wandering” from the correct answer. This Latin root is the word origin of a number of English vocabulary words, including errant and erratic.
How do I stop my mind from drifting?
- Focus on one task at a time. Some people claim that performing more tasks at a time, saves time with more output.
- Diamond cuts diamond: Meditation. Wandering mind can be tamed to focus on meditation.
- Kick off the stress.
- Take short breaks and daydream.
- Keep an eye on your thoughts.
- Improve your working memory.
b) used to ask someone politely if they would like to do something I was wondering if you’d like to come to dinner. → wonderExamples from the CorpusI was wondering if/whether• I was wondering if you could babysit tomorrow night.