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    #1

    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.
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    Re: I wonder vs I am wondering

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

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    #3

    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.

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