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Wishes

  1. 1. WISHES
  2. 2. WISHES The main use of 'wish' is to say that we would like things to be different from what they are, that we have regrets about the present situation. Examples: TRUE SITUATION (PRESENT) I am not rich. WISH: I wish I were(was) rich.
  3. 3. TRUE SITUATION (PRESENT) Luis does not speak English. WISH: I wish Luis spoke English. I wish I was rich. He wishes he lived in Paris. They wish they'd chosen a different leader. Notice that the verb tense which follows 'I wish' is 'more in the past' than the tense corresponding to its meaning. I'm too fat. I wish I was thin. I never get invited to parties. I wish I got invited to parties. It's raining. I wish it wasn't raining. I went to see the latest Star Wars film. I wish I hadn't gone. In the case of 'will' , where 'will' means 'show willingness' we use 'would'. He won't help me. I wish he would help me. You're making too much noise. I wish you would be quiet. You keep interrupting me. I wish you wouldn't do that. .In more formal English, we use the subjunctive form 'were' and not 'was' after 'wish'. I wish I were taller. I wish it were Saturday today. I wish the options were a little clearer. CLICK ON THIS WISHES
  4. 4. TRUE SITUATION (PAST) I didn´t study for the test. WISH: I wish I had studied for the test TRUE SITUATION (PAST) I didn´t buythe lottery. WISH: I wish I had bought the lottery.
  5. 5. TRUE SITUATION (PRESENT) TRUE SITUATION (PAST) Luis does not speak English. I didn´t study for the test. WISH: I wish Luis spoke English. WISH: I wish I had studied for the test.
  6. 6. Ihave a cold. WISH: I wish I didn´t have a cold.

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