“Vineeta, did you have anything you wanted to talk about?”

English Lesson: Vineeta, did you have anything you wanted to talk about?

You're leading a meeting at work. It's almost the end of the meeting. You're checking to make sure that everything has been discussed. You ask one of your coworkers if she has any topics to discuss.

Vineeta, did you have anything you wanted to talk about?

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Did you (want something)??

Sometimes English speakers ask "Did you ___?" when they really mean "Do you ___?" For example:

Did you want to talk to me about something?

Grace, did you have anything that you wanted to add?

You can ask a question this way when you're asking about something that a person was thinking about or wanting. That's because they started thinking about it before you asked the question.

"Did you ___?" has a little bit of a softer sound than "Do you ___?" You're most likely to hear this kind of question in professional situations.

have (something/anything) (one) wants to talk about

If you really want to talk about a specific topic, you can tell people that you "have something you want to talk about".

Guys, I have something I want to talk about. I've been thinking about our hiring process, and there are some things that I think we need to improve.

When someone uses this phrase, it makes the topic seem important. If you don't have a specific, important topic to discuss,then you don't "have something to talk about":

A: Did you have anything that you wanted to talk about?

B: No, not really. I just wanted to chat and see how you're doing, that's all.