Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    anhnha's Avatar
    anhnha is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    429
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default I wonder vs I am wondering

    Hi,
    1. I wonder if anyone can help me solve this problem.
    2. I am wondering if anyone can help me solve this problem.

    Do you see any difference in meaning between #1 and #2?
    Because #1 use simple present, it seems to me that the action "wondering" is repeated. Do you agree? Thanks.
    I learn something almost every day on this site.

  2. #2
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,908
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I wonder vs I am wondering

    I can't think up the tiniest difference, despite my best efforts,.

  3. #3
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,169
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I wonder vs I am wondering

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I can't think up the tiniest difference, despite my best efforts,.
    If this is said as a request, the progressive form may come across as more diffident. I was wondering ... would be even more diffident.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


Similar Threads

  1. just wondering
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Feb-2009, 17:48
  2. I was wondering...
    By jibou in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28-Jan-2009, 22:25
  3. I wonder, I'm wondering ...
    By Lenka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-Nov-2008, 01:02
  4. was wondering
    By jctgf in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2008, 16:42

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk