If you have an idea about something, you "wonder" about it. We use this word to describe a person’s curiousity and use of the imagination:
- Sam wonders about starting his own business all the time.
- Rihanna wonders if she’ll ever get married.
- Do you ever wonder about life on other planets?
- The students wondered whether the teacher was finished grading their tests.
- I wonder if it’s going to snow today.
- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to really understand English well?
- She wonders if her boyfriend will call her today.
We also use "wonder" when introducing an invitation or request of another person:
- Bob asked Linda, "I was wondering if you’d like to go out with me this weekend?"
- We were wondering if we could get a plumber to come to our house today to fix a leak.
- Our boss is wondering if anyone wants to work extra hours this weekend.
You can also use "wonder" as a noun.
- The little boys eyes were full of wonder when he visited the zoo and saw the lions.
- The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s great natural wonders. ( In this instance, "wonder" means something amazing or incredible.)
- His artwork is a wonder of the imagination.
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This page was first published on January 22, 2012. It was updated on December 25, 2016.