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  1. 1. I wish, l were, l could or simple past.Se usa wish (ojala) para hablar de situaciones en el presente, situaciones yapasadas y situaciones que quiere que cambien. Abajo tiene las reglas de uso yejemplos. Después hay un ejercicio para practicar.Situaciones en el presenteSe usa el sujeto + wish + sujeto + verbo en el pasado simple(haga clic aquí para màs información sobre le pasado simple)I wish I couldswim – ojala supiera nadarI wish I knew the answer – ojala supiera la respuestaTips (consejos)Se usa wishessi el sujeto es he ò sheHe wishes he werefamous – ojala el fuera famosoSe puede usar were para todos los sujetosI wish I werefamous – ojala fuera famosoSituaciones ya pasadasSe usa el sujeto + wish + sujeto + verbo en el pasado perfecto(haga clic aqui para màs información sobre el pasado perfecto)I wish I had passedallmyexams – ojala hubiera aprobado todos mis examenesI wish I had been able to buy tickets for that concert – ojala hubiera podido comprarentradas para aquel conciertoSituaciones que quiere que cambienSe puede usar wish en frases para expresar que quiere que cambie una situación en elpresenteSe usa el sujeto + wish + sujeto + would/wouldn´t + verbo infinitivo sin toI wish the neighbours would stop making so much noise – ojala los vecinos dejen de hacertanto ruidoI wish you wouldn´t leaveyourroom so untidy – ojala no dejes tu habitaciòn tandesordenadaI wish it would stop snowing – ojala deje de nevar
  2. 2. Tips (consejos)No se puede usar I wish I wouldExpresamos desagrado o irritación formando el condicional con wish seguido de would: Iwish you would stop making that noise. Aquí tienes algunos ejemplos traducidos.Wish + WouldSe usa para expresar desagrado o irritación sobre algo que pasa y que probablemente no sepueda remediar I wish you would stop making that noise. Ojalá dejaras de hacer ese ruido. I wish they would stop fighting. Ojalá dejaran de pelear. I wish you would just shut up! ¡Ojalá te callaras! I wish Tom wouldnt snore so much... Ojalá Tom no roncara tanto... I wish that dog would stop barking! ¡Ojalá ese perro dejara de ladrar! I wish this computer would stop crashing. Ojalá esta computadora dejara de colgarse. I wish my neighbor would turn that awful music down. Ojalá mi vecino bajara esa música horrible. I wish this phone would stop ringing! ¡Ojalá este teléfono dejara de sonar!El condicional formado con wish y el pasado perfecto expresa deseos sobre el pasado: "Iwish I had learned English when I was younger". Aquí tienes algunos ejemplos traducidos.Wish + Past PerfectSe usa para expresar un deseo frustrado sobre el pasado <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="/audio/mediaplayer.swf" width="100" height="20"><param name="movie" value="/audio/mediaplayer.swf" /><param name="flashvars" value="file=/audio/resources/conditionals/wish-past-perfect.01.mp3" /></object> I wish I had learned English when I was younger. Ojalá hubiera aprendido inglés cuando era más joven. I wish I had stayed at the party. Ojalá me hubiera quedado en la fiesta. I wish I hadnt seen Mark and Lucy together! ¡Desearía no haber visto a Mark y a Lucy juntos! I wish I had listened to you. Ojalá te hubiera escuchado.
  3. 3. I wish I had brought my camera! ¡Ojalá hubiera traído mi cámara! I wish I hadnt drunk so much beer last night. Desearía no haber tomado tanta cerveza anoche. I wish I had studied more for this test! ¡Ojalá hubiera estudiado más para esta prueba! I wish I had asked Penny to stay... Ojalá le hubiera pedido a Penny que se quedara...Utilizamos el condicional formado con wish y pasado simple para expresar un deseo sobreuna situación irreal: I wish I wererich (though I am not). Aquí tienes algunos ejemplostraducidos.Wish + Past simpleSe usa para expresar un deseo sobre una situación irreal I wish I wererich (but I am not) Yo deseo/ojalá que fuera rico (pero no lo soy) I wish I could fly. Ojalá pudiera volar. I wish I spoke English more fluently. Ojalá hablara inglés más fluídamente. I wish I lived in a housenear the beach Ojalá viviera en una casa cerca de la playa. I wish I knew how to dance Tango. Ojalá supiera bailar tango. I wish it were not so cold today. Ojalá no estuviera tan frío hoy. I wish I had more money. Ojalá tuviera más dinero. I wish I didnt have to work tomorrow. Ojalá no tuviera que trabajar mañana. I wish I had a betterjob Ojalá tuviera un trabajo mejor.PLEASE, GO ON THE SENTENSES BELOW.1. It´s raining. I……………………………..2. I´m not famous. I.............................................
  4. 4. 3. I love the beach but I´m at work. I………………………….4. I failed my exam. I………………………………………….5. I bought a dress but now I don´t like it. I.............................6. I ate too much yesterday. I........................................7. It´s cloudy. I……………………………………….8. I have to go to the dentist´s this afternoon. I…………………………9. I can´t speak another language. I …………………………………..10. I didn´t take any photos. I...............................................Choose the correct answer for each question. 1 I dont have anything to smoke. I wish I knew more people. I wish I had more time. I wish I had a cigarette. I wish I knew something about cars. I wish I understood it better. 2 Simon has gone on holiday and I really need to speak to him. I wish I was twenty again. I wish I was better-looking. I wish they were smaller. I wish he was here. I wish I could as I love visiting Spain on holiday. 3 Girls dont like me because Im ugly! I wish I was twenty again. I wish I was better-looking.
  5. 5. I wish I had a more powerful one I wish I had an interesting one. I wish I could as I love visiting Spain on holiday.4 I dont have much time. I wish I knew more people. I wish I had more time. I wish I wasnt working. I wish I knew something about cars. I wish I understood it better.5 My computer is old and slow. I wish it were possible as it is a country I love I wish I earned more money. I wish I had a more powerful one I wish I lived in a hotter country. I wish I finished earlier.6 Its really cold here. The climate is awful. I wish I knew more people. I wish I had more time. I wish I had a cigarette. I wish I lived in a hotter country. I wish I understood it better.7 Im lonely. I wish I knew more people. I wish I were a better cook. I wish I wasnt working. I wish I knew something about cars. I wish I understood it better.8 Mark and Sally are going to India but its not possible for me to go with them. I wish it were possible as it is a country I love.
  6. 6. I wish I had more food. I wish I had a cigarette. I wish I lived in a smaller country. I wish I finished earlier.9 I feelreallyold. I wish I was twenty again. I wish I earned more money. I wish I had a more powerful one I wish I had an interesting one. I wish I could as I love visiting Spain on holiday.10 My job is really boring. I wish it were possible as it is a country I love I wish I saved more money. I wish I had a more powerful one I wish I had an interesting one. I wish I finished earlier.11 I dont speakSpanish. I wish it were possible as it is a country I love I wish I earned more money. I wish I had a more powerful one I wish I had an interesting one. I wish I could as I love visiting Spain on holiday.12 I dont understand English as well as I want. I wish I lived in Paris. I wish I were a better cook. I wish I wasnt working. I wish I knew something about cars. I wish I understood it better.13 My job pays really badly.
  7. 7. I wish it were possible as it is a country I love I wish I earned more money. I wish I had a cigarette. I wish I lived in a hotter country. I wish I finished earlier.14 Sorry. Ive burnt the spaghetti again. I wish I lived in London. I wish I were a better cook. I wish they were smaller. I wish he was here. I wish I could have the wekend off.15 This town is so boring. I wish I lived in London. I wish I was better-looking. I wish they were smaller. I wish he was here. I wish I could have the wekend off.16 I dont like working late at night. I wish I knew more people. I wish I had more friends. I wish I had a cigarette. I wish I lived in a hotter country. I wish I finished earlier.17 I cannot go to the wedding as Ive got to work. I wish I lived in London. I wish I were a better cook. I wish I wasnt working. I wish he was here. I wish I could have the wekend off.
  8. 8. 18 My car has broken down and I dont know what to do. I wish I lived in London. I wish I were a better cook. I wish I wasnt working. I wish I knew something about cars. I wish I could have the wekend off.19 Ive got to work on Saturday. I wish I was twenty again. I wish I was better-looking. I wish they were smaller. I wish he was here. I wish I could have the wekend off.20 I cannot buy trainers in ordinary shops because my feet are too big. I wish I was twenty again. I wish I was better-looking. I wish they were smaller. I wish I had an interesting one. I wish I could as I love visiting Spain on holiday.

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