How can different tenses make you sound more polite? Phil explains how you can be less direct and more polite here.
Which of these sentences could sound more polite?
a) I want to ask you for help with this.
b) I wanted to ask you for help with this.
👉You’ll find a summary and more quizzes here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-2/session-48