“I wanted to ___” is a very polite way to explain why you’re doing something.For instance:
Hi Jen.I was wondering if you would be interested in accompanying Emma, me, and some of our friends to a show the following week.
Yes, all I wanted to make sure was that my payment was received.
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After “wanted,” you can use the following phrases:
Note that this is in the past tense: I wanted to ask, I wanted to tell you, I wanted to check to see if, I wanted to remind you that, I wanted to let you know that, I wanted to find out whetherYou use the phrase “I wanted to ___” rather than “I want to ___.”The use of the past tense has no grammatical justification;It simply enhances the mannerisms of your sentence.It sounds like you’re giving an explanation for why you’re calling, visiting, etc. when you say it this way.
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These lessons use this phrase:
“I just wanted to make sure that everyone is on the same page,”
“Yes, I just wanted to make sure that my payment got in?”
“Excuse me, I wanted to inquire about opening a checking account for a small business.”
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“I wanted to talk about the launch of our upcoming product.”
“Before we begin, I would like to remind everyone that your time sheets must be submitted to Amy by the end of this week.”