View Poll Results: I ____ you could help me.

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  • am wondering if

    58 37.18%
  • am wondering whether

    15 9.62%
  • was wondering if

    65 41.67%
  • was wondering whether

    18 11.54%
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Thread: Wonder

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    #1

    Wonder

    Which is more natural?

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    #2

    Re: Wonder

    I think both:

    am wondering if
    was wondering if

    are correct, depending on the tense you use. I however could vote for only one option! :(

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    #3

    Re: Wonder

    I chose No. 1 and remember that context is very helpful.

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    #4

    Talking Re: Wonder

    I choose No. 3 of course...

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    #5

    Re: Wonder

    I chose #3, but would prefer #4 if I added the phrase "or not" at the end.

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    #6

    Re: Wonder

    i choose 3 this is correct tense

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    #7

    Re: Wonder

    I think it's the third option, and it sounds more polite that the first one.

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    #8

    Re: Wonder

    I chose "was wondering if" but is "am wondering if" less natural? Why?

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    #9

    Re: Wonder

    I think it would be I am wondering if..

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    #10

    Re: Wonder

    Maybe the 1st if you are asking for someone's help, or the 3rd if you are talking about st in the past.
    "whether" is often used with "or"

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