Wonder

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Definition

I wonder (if / whether Bruno is happy): I ask myself, I speculate, I'm thinking about (if / whether Bruno is happy)
verb
I wonder whether we'll have this report finished by Monday or if we will be late.

a wonder: a miracle, a marvel, a spectacle, a phenomenon
noun
It's a wonder that he's still running marathons at the age of 90.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Can you name the seven wonders of the world?
US: I wonder if I can...
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Examples

  • "I was wondering if you could perhaps use your political influence, as the president of Europe to, er, pull a few strings?"
  • "I wonder why?"
  • "I was wondering where you got those magnificent baby blues!"
  • "One wonders how the company's CEO, Bruno Delavigne will react to this latest fiasco."
  • "I wonder if this masseur is going to be on."
  • "On a lighter note, I was wondering if you could recommend some restaurants in the area."
  • "Bruno : Hi, I'm in town on business for a couple of days and I was wondering if you could give me some recommendations."
  • "Sometimes I wonder if it's worth organising any kind of social activities at the company."
  • "It's the big, hunky landmass between Africa and the Atlantic in case you were wondering."
  • "Kevin : Well Mrs Lee, because your factory seems so versatile, I was wondering if you would be able to handle our cosmetic packaging as well."

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