AEE 314: One Key Way to Sound More Natural When You Talk About What You Want in English

how to ask for what you want in native EnglishDo 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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How can you add this speech pattern into your conversations?

Give us some examples in the comments.

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