WE OFTEN WISH FOR THINGS THAT ARENOT REAL OR TRUE IN THE PRESENT.Page 438, 10.5: Wishes
USE THE PAST SUBJUNCTIVE TO WISHFOR SOMETHING IN THE PRESENT.YOUR BOOK CALLS THIS A “PAST TENSE,”BUT THAT IS NOT REALLY AC...
THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SAME PASTSUBJUNCTIVE THAT YOU USE IN TYPE 2(UNREAL) CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS.
THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SAME PASTSUBJUNCTIVE THAT YOU USE IN TYPE 2(UNREAL) CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS.IT LOOKS LIKE THE SIMPLE P...
PRESENTReality WishI don’t have a dog. I wish (that) I had adog.We have to get old. I wish (that) wedidn’t have to getold....
PRESENTReality WishI am not young. I wish (that) I wereyounger.It is not Sunday. I wish (that) it wereSunday.My best frien...
REMEMBER THAT FOR THE VERB TO BE, THEPAST SUBJUNCTIVE IS:I WERE/WE WEREYOU WEREHE WERE/SHE WERE/IT WERE/THEY WERE
ON PAGE 439, WE SEE HOW TO TALKABOUT WISHES THAT SOMETHINGHAPPENED DIFFERENTLY IN THE PAST:
IN THESE SENTENCES, WE USE THE PASTPERFECT:
I WISH I HAD KNOWN MYGRANDPARENTS.(IN REALITY, I DIDN’T KNOW THEM.)
MY AUNT WISHES SHE HAD HAD KIDSWHEN SHE WAS YOUNG.(IN REALITY, SHE DIDN’T HAVE KIDSWHEN SHE WAS YOUNG.
MY DOG DIED YEARS AGO. I WISH ICOULD HAVE CLONED HER.(IN REALITY, I COULDN’T DO THAT.)
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Page 438 10.5 wishes

  1. 1. WE OFTEN WISH FOR THINGS THAT ARENOT REAL OR TRUE IN THE PRESENT.Page 438, 10.5: Wishes
  2. 2. USE THE PAST SUBJUNCTIVE TO WISHFOR SOMETHING IN THE PRESENT.YOUR BOOK CALLS THIS A “PAST TENSE,”BUT THAT IS NOT REALLY ACCURATE, ANDIS A CONFUSING WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT.
  3. 3. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SAME PASTSUBJUNCTIVE THAT YOU USE IN TYPE 2(UNREAL) CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS.
  4. 4. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SAME PASTSUBJUNCTIVE THAT YOU USE IN TYPE 2(UNREAL) CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS.IT LOOKS LIKE THE SIMPLE PAST TENSEFOR ALL VERBS EXCEPT THE VERB TO BE.
  5. 5. PRESENTReality WishI don’t have a dog. I wish (that) I had adog.We have to get old. I wish (that) wedidn’t have to getold.I can’t live 100years.I wish that I couldlive 150 years.
  6. 6. PRESENTReality WishI am not young. I wish (that) I wereyounger.It is not Sunday. I wish (that) it wereSunday.My best friend is not herein the U.S.I wish (that) my bestfriend were here in theU.S.
  7. 7. REMEMBER THAT FOR THE VERB TO BE, THEPAST SUBJUNCTIVE IS:I WERE/WE WEREYOU WEREHE WERE/SHE WERE/IT WERE/THEY WERE
  8. 8. ON PAGE 439, WE SEE HOW TO TALKABOUT WISHES THAT SOMETHINGHAPPENED DIFFERENTLY IN THE PAST:
  9. 9. IN THESE SENTENCES, WE USE THE PASTPERFECT:
  10. 10. I WISH I HAD KNOWN MYGRANDPARENTS.(IN REALITY, I DIDN’T KNOW THEM.)
  11. 11. MY AUNT WISHES SHE HAD HAD KIDSWHEN SHE WAS YOUNG.(IN REALITY, SHE DIDN’T HAVE KIDSWHEN SHE WAS YOUNG.
  12. 12. MY DOG DIED YEARS AGO. I WISH ICOULD HAVE CLONED HER.(IN REALITY, I COULDN’T DO THAT.)
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