Mon, 4 May 2015
Do you know how to naturally talk about what you want in English?
Native speakers use the verb “to want” in the past tense when we are making a request in the present tense.
For example, you might call a colleague and say ” I wanted to confirm our lunch appointment for today.”
This makes the message a bit more polite and more indirect.
We think it’s also used more commonly for women.
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Category:All Ears English -- posted at: 1:00am EDT