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    I had wanted

    I had wanted to become a teacher.
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    I wanted to become a teacher.

    Which one is grammatically correct?

    As far as I know we use past perfect for unrealized dreams.

    Thanks for help.

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    #2

    Re: I had wanted

    Without further context, I would accept both of them.

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    #3

    Re: I had wanted

    In a straightforward talking about past situations, including wants, we use the past simple. If we are talking about past dreams in relation to a later past event, we use the past perfect.

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    #4

    Re: I had wanted

    If you have given up on the dream of becoming a teacher then how would you describe it?

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    Re: I had wanted

    I used to want to be a teacher.

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