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What does 'I wonder' mean?


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What does 'I wonder' mean? #46 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 23:46 pm   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

Really , I want to exploit your knowlegement in English language . I was watching a Comedy movie and heard the following word ( caramba ) What is the meaning of this word .? Is it formal or informal ?
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What does 'I wonder' mean? #47 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 23:54 pm   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

That's not English, but a Spanish (and later, Mexican) slang phrase indicating surprise.

http://www.babylon.com/definition/Ai_caramba/
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/29/messages/1078.html
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ai%20caramba
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What does 'I wonder' mean? #48 (permalink) Fri Oct 01, 2010 19:16 pm   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

Alan give me some more clarity why wonder ,why not hope
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What does 'I wonder' mean? #49 (permalink) Mon Nov 22, 2010 14:10 pm   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

Though the sentence simple, it is important in communication purpose, I would like to thank Mr Alan for the beautiful explanation. thank you Alan..
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What does 'I wonder' mean? #50 (permalink) Thu Nov 25, 2010 17:37 pm   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

hahaha, it's very good that someone can see our comments and correct our mistakes.
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What does 'I wonder' mean? #51 (permalink) Mon Nov 29, 2010 19:39 pm   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

I think I can understand now,how is the difference in using between ''can'' and ''wonder if''
Thanks a lot!
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Re: What does 'I wonder' mean? #52 (permalink) Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:38 pm   Re: What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

i think
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What does 'I wonder' mean? #53 (permalink) Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:36 am   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

hi Alan
I think I can choose hope instead wonder, why I can't?
thank you
in advance.
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What does 'I wonder' mean? #54 (permalink) Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:56 am   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

Hi,

'I hope' means that you wish something will happen. 'I wonder' suggests that you ask yourself if something will happen.

I hope I will pass my exams = that is something that I wish.

I wonder if I will pass my exams = that is something I ask myself because I am not sure.

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What does 'I wonder' mean? #55 (permalink) Thu Mar 17, 2011 21:11 pm   What does 'I wonder' mean?
 

Thans! You help me too much,
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Hello #56 (permalink) Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:50 pm   Hello
 

I want to know that why wonder is used instead of hope in the first sentence.Thankyou.
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