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accepted Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?
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comment Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?
@FumbleFingers Thank you for your edit. But I don't understand why you removed "s" endings. As far as I understand "they" in this context is a singular pronoun and thus the verb should end with "s", shouldn't it?
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comment Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?
Well, for "I wanted to ask" there are some 2,120,000 results. :-)
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comment Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?
That's a bit surprising. I thought "want" was kind of state verb and therefore it couldn't be used in continuous form. But I've got the idea.
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comment Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?
Well, yes. Thank you. However it's a bit different situation. :-)
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asked Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?
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comment How one refers to a third person without specifying the sex or number?
And what if I saw someone in a distance but I could not determine if it was a woman or a man? What should I say: I saw a man. or I saw a woman. or I saw a person. or maybe I saw a figure.?
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comment Past perfect or past simple in combination with present perfect?
Having as poor skill in Engligh as I possess one cannot afford himself to think of such subtleties in favour of basics. But thank you for the answer.
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asked Past perfect or past simple in combination with present perfect?