why it use "wanted",or not "want"
i read a book."classes dont begin until Monday morning,and this is Saturday night .But i wanted to write a letter first just to get acquainted." from DADDY -LONG -LEGS.
Oct 28, 2016 12:00 AM
Answers · 2
Wanted is past tense, want is present tense. Which one you use depends on when you wanted to write the letter. If the desire was in the past, then use "wanted", otherwise use "want" for the present.
October 28, 2016
It's in the past tense. The writer is reflecting on events.