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What I'm wondering is that

I usually say this grammar " I woder(I'm wondering or I was wondering) "

but I don't know the tense of verb after that sentence.

For example,

1. I wonder if you can give me your number.

2. I wonder if you could give me your number.

3. I'm wondering if you can give me your number.

4. I'm wondering if you could give me your number.

5. I was wondering if you can give me your number.

6. I was wondering if you could give me your number.

Definitely, I know English native speakers would understand whatever I say above one of them.

However, I'd like to speak the most correct expression. Which numbers are correct? Help me ^^
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Hi

I am not a native speaker yet I would like to share what I have learnt.

Though both can and could are used to make request, could makes it polite

Thus all these are ok:

1. I am wondering if you could give me your (telephone) number. Can is also ok here.

2. I was wondering if you could give me your telephone number. Can is not correct.

The verb wonder is usually used in progressive form in this context.

The best choice would be - I wonder if you could give me your number.

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I was wondering if you could give me your number.

anonymous6. I was wondering if you could give me your number.

As you stated, a native speaker would understand any of the sentences . I, however, would say it like #6. My reason is that I started to wonder in the past.

wonder if, whether… used as a polite way of asking a question or asking somebody to do something

  • I wonder if you can help me.
  • I was wondering whether you'd like to come to a party.
  • We were wondering if/whether you'd like to have dinner with us some time?
  • I wonder whether you could pass me the butter?
  • I wonder if you could give me some information about places to visit in the area?

So, both the expressions can be used.

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