How to use
intransitive and transitive
to think about something that you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen etc
wonder who/what/how etc
I wonder how James is getting on.
What are they going to do now,
I wonder if I'll recognize Philip after all these years.
He's been leaving work early a lot -
it makes you wonder
, doesn't it?
I wonder if/whether
used to ask politely for something
I wonder if I might have a drink?
I was wondering if/whether
used to politely ask someone to help you
I was wondering if I could borrow your car?
used to ask someone politely if they would like to do something
I was wondering if you'd like to come to dinner.
to feel surprised and unable to believe something
Sometimes I wonder about his behaviour.
I wonder how he dares to show his face!
I don't wonder
I am not surprised
I don't wonder you're tired.
I shouldn't wonder
I would not be surprised about something
He'll come back soon enough, I shouldn't wonder.
to doubt or question whether something is true
'Is she serious?' 'I wonder.'
Sometimes I wonder if he's got any sense at all!
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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