past simple (politeness)

past simple (politeness)

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Point 73 in the category of PAST is defined as:

Past simple: ‘I wondered’ and ‘I wanted’ as politeness structures, when making polite requests and thanking.

I wondered if * could *
1 I WONDERED IF IT COULD BE 52
2 I WONDERED IF I COULD DO 46
3 I WONDERED IF I COULD MAKE 45


4 I WONDERED IF YOU COULD HELP 41

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And then, I wondered if you could help us think about your outlook for the net interest margin in 4Q?

5 I WONDERED IF I COULD USE 36
6 I WONDERED IF I COULD GET 29
7 I WONDERED IF ANYONE COULD HELP 26
8 I WONDERED IF YOU COULD TELL 25
9 I WONDERED IF I COULD JUST 19
10 I WONDERED IF I COULD HAVE 16
11 I WONDERED IF YOU COULD GIVE 16
12 I WONDERED IF I COULD FIND 14
13 I WONDERED IF THERE COULD BE 14
14 I WONDERED IF ANYONE COULD GIVE 13
15 I WONDERED IF I COULD BE 12
16 I WONDERED IF I COULD ASK 12
17 I WONDERED IF I COULD TAKE 12
18 I WONDERED IF THIS COULD BE 12
19 I WONDERED IF YOU COULD DO 12
20 I WONDERED IF WE COULD DO 11


I wanted to * if * *

1 I WANTED TO SEE IF I COULD 906
2 I WANTED TO SEE IF THERE WAS 189
3 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE IS 169
4 I WANTED TO SEE IF IT WAS 150
5 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE WAS 135
6 I WANTED TO KNOW IF I COULD 134
7 I WANTED TO KNOW IF IT WAS 105
8 I WANTED TO SEE IF ANYONE ELSE 99
9 I WANTED TO SEE IF IT WOULD 80
10 I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS 79
11 I WANTED TO KNOW IF I CAN 76
12 I WANTED TO SEE IF ANYONE HAD 73


13 I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU COULD 66

  Football Paradise
Remembering Fergus Suter, the first footballer to get paid to play
I really liked you article. I’m doing a research for school about Fergus Suter so I wanted to know if you could give me your sources.
Sep 15, 2018

14 I WANTED TO SEE IF WE COULD 62
15 I WANTED TO KNOW IF IT IS 61
16 I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU HAD 60
17 I WANTED TO SEE IF I CAN 59
18 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE ARE 56
19 I WANTED TO SEE IF THERE WERE 52
20 I WANTED TO SEE IF ANYONE HAS 51
21 I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE 49
22 I WANTED TO SEE IF ANY OF 48
23 I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAD 44
24 I WANTED TO ASK IF THERE IS 42
25 I WANTED TO SEE IF THERE IS 41
26 I WANTED TO KNOW IF I SHOULD 40
27 I WANTED TO SEE IF YOU COULD 40
28 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS WAS 39
29 I WANTED TO SEE IF I WAS 39
30 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE WERE 37
31 I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANY OF 36
32 I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE 36
33 I WANTED TO SEE IF THIS WAS 36
34 I WANTED TO KNOW IF IT WOULD 32
35 I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU CAN 32
36 I WANTED TO KNOW IF IT ‘S 31
37 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS IS 30
38 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE ‘S 29
39 I WANTED TO KNOW IF I WAS 28
40 I WANTED TO ASK IF YOU HAVE 26
41 I WANTED TO ASK IF ANYONE HAS 24
42 I WANTED TO SEE IF IT COULD 24
43 I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE KNEW 23
44 I WANTED TO SEE IF YOU HAD 23
45 I WANTED TO ASK IF YOU COULD 22
46 I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE COULD 22
47 I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE KNOWS 22
48 I WANTED TO KNOW IF THAT WAS 22
49 I WANTED TO SEE IF ANYONE HERE 20
50 I WANTED TO SEE IF I WOULD 20


I wanted to thank * * * *


1 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR 69

  The Truth About Cars
Hi sajeev I wanted to thank you for all your awesome articles over the years. For sure my favorite automotive journalist!
Feb 28, 2020

2 I WANTED TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 65
3 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE 53
4 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF 41
5 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP 38
6 I WANTED TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR 34
7 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE 28
8 I WANTED TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL 26
9 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ONES TIME 22
10 I WANTED TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR 21
11 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT 20
12 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME 20
13 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THAT . 19
14 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM 18
15 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS 17
16 I WANTED TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR 16
17 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT 16
18 I WANTED TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE 15
19 I WANTED TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO 14
20 I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME 14

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