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What I actually mean what's the conjugation of the verb wonder. For example:

I wonder, thou wonderest, etc..

including past, ing form, etc.. (it will actually help me with other verbs too)

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Is there something special about 'wonder' that you've noticed is different from the way others verbs are conjugated? If so can you give an example in your question? – Mitch Jan 27 '12 at 16:06

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Past: wondered, thou wonderedst

Present: I wonder, thou wonderest (rarer: wonderst), he wondereth, we wonder, you wonder, they wonder

Participle: wondering

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how about "Have you been wondering?" Would it be, "Hast thou been wondering"? – user1135588 Jan 27 '12 at 16:34
@user1135588, I think so, or maybe "art thou been wondering" — or something else. Not sure. – msh210 Jan 27 '12 at 16:39
@msh210: "Art thou been [anything]" is gibberish. "Hast wondered?" would have been fine, since "hast" already implies second person singular subject. – FumbleFingers Jan 27 '12 at 17:18
@user1135588: Erm... we don't use any of those archaic pronouns today. But it would have been "Hath ye wondered?". And "them" (which is still current) is the object form, not subject of a verb. Unless you have a very good reason for wanting to learn the archaic forms, I really do suggest you steer clear of them and just learn current English! – FumbleFingers Jan 27 '12 at 17:34
@FumbleFingers - "Hath ye wondered" ??? Really? Since when does 2nd person plural 'ye' take the third person singular verb 'hath'? It would be "Have ye wondered?" – chasly from UK Oct 4 at 22:07

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