past continuous (politeness)

Point 60 in the category of PAST is defined as:

past continuous to make a request or suggestions more polite or less direct.

 

1 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS A 875
2 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS A 848
3 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAD ANY 723
4 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD HELP 591
5 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAD ANY 588
6 I WAS WONDERING IF ANY OF YOU 587
7 I WAS WONDERING IF IT WOULD BE 545
8 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAVE ANY 446
9 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL 419
10 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY 395
11 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY 387
12 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANY 374
13 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD GIVE 358
14 I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD GET 319
15 I WAS WONDERING IF IT IS POSSIBLE 318
16 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS ANY 279
17 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE ELSE HAS 273
18 I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD USE 263
19 I WAS WONDERING IF IT WAS POSSIBLE 258
20 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WERE ANY 232
21 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD HELP 222
22 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD BE 218
23 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE ELSE HAD 181
24 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD DO 174
25 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE ‘S A 169
26 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAD A 162
27 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS HAD 158
28 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNEW OF 153
29 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAVE A 150
30 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD TELL 148
31 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU GUYS COULD 136
32 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE OUT THERE 133
33 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HERE HAS 132
34 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS OF 131
35 I WAS WONDERING IF SOMEONE COULD HELP 129
36 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS TRIED 126
37 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD SHARE 119
38 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAVE EVER 115
39 I WAS THINKING THAT IT WOULD BE 114
40 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU KNEW OF 113
41 I WAS WONDERING IF IT ‘S POSSIBLE 111
42 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD GIVE 105
43 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS ANYTHING 105
44 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAD A 100


I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD RECOMMEND

  Independent.ie
Question: I was wondering if you could recommend the best budget mobile phone?
Jan 18, 2020

46 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS AN 99
47 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU CAN HELP 98
48 I WAS WONDERING IF ITS POSSIBLE TO 96
49 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU MIGHT BE 96
50 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS A 95
51 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW 95
52 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WOULD BE 95
53 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU KNOW OF 95
54 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS EVER 93
55 I WAS WONDERING IF I CAN USE 93
56 I WAS WONDERING IF IT COULD BE 92
57 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS AN 92
58 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNEW HOW 91
59 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE ‘S ANY 90
60 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANYTHING 89
61 I WAS WONDERING IF ANY OF THE 88
62 I WAS WONDERING IF I WOULD BE 87
63 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD MAKE 87
64 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD EXPLAIN 86
65 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS IF 85
66 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD ANSWER 77
67 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD PROVIDE 76
68 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE WOULD BE 75
69 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD PLEASE 75
70 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE ON HERE 74
71 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TALK 72
72 I WAS WONDERING IF I NEED TO 70
73 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU GUYS HAD 70
74 I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD JUST 68
75 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE CAN HELP 67
76 I WAS WONDERING IF THIS IS A 67
77 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNEW WHAT 66
78 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS SOME 66
79 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS SOMETHING 66
80 I WAS WONDERING IF THIS COULD BE 66
81 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS USED 65
82 I WAS WONDERING IF SOMEONE COULD TELL 65
83 I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD HAVE 63
84 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS SOME 63
85 I WAS WONDERING IF I CAN GET 61
86 I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD ASK 61
87 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT 59
88 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU MIGHT HAVE 57
89 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WERE GOING 57
90 I WAS WONDERING IF THERE MIGHT BE 56
91 I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNEW IF 55
92 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU CAN TELL 55
93 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD POSSIBLY 55
94 I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER 55


1 I WAS THINKING THAT IT WOULD BE 114

  Streetsblog San Francisco
I was thinking that it would be good to do this on the Golden Gate Bridge too.
Apr 23, 2020

2 I WAS THINKING THAT IT MIGHT BE 46

3 I WAS THINKING THAT IT COULD BE 24
4 I WAS THINKING THAT TOO , BUT 21
5 I WAS THINKING THAT YOUR ADVICE WOULD 19
6 I WAS THINKING THAT I COULD JUST 18
7 I WAS THINKING THAT THIS WOULD BE 18
8 I WAS THINKING THAT I COULD USE 17
9 I WAS THINKING THAT I NEED TO 16
10 I WAS THINKING THAT I NEEDED TO 16


1 I WAS WONDERING IF 49240
2 I WAS THINKING THAT 6665
3 I WAS HOPING THAT 5422
4 I WAS SAYING THAT 800
5 I WAS THINKING IF 723


B1 vocabulary:

consider (1)
provide (1)
recommend (1)
wondering (1)