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    • Wants and Wishes
    • Wants and WishesYou can say what someone wants by using‘would like’ followed by a ‘to’-infinitive or anoun group.I would like to know the date of the nextmeeting.John would like his book back.
    • Wants and WishesWhen the subject is a pronoun, you often usethe short form ‘-’d’ instead of ‘would’.I’ d like more information about the work youdo.We’ d like seats in the non-smoking section,please.
    • Wants and WishesIn spoken English, you can also use the shortform ‘-’d’ instead of ‘would’ when the subjectis a noun.Sally’ d like to go to the circus.
    • Wants and WishesYou can say what someone does not want byusing ‘would not like’ or ‘wouldn’t like’.I would not like to see it.They wouldn’ t like that.
    • Wants and WishesYou use ‘would like’ followed by ‘to have’ anda pas participle to say that someone wishesnow that something had happened in thepast, but that it did not happen.I would like to have felt more relaxed.She’ d like to have heard me first.
    • Wants and WishesYou use ‘would have liked’, followed by a ‘to’-infinitive or a noun group, to say thatsomeone wanted something to happen, but itdid not happen.Perhaps he would have liked to be a teacher.I would have liked more ice cream.
    • Wants and WishesNote the difference. ‘Would like to have’refers to present wishes about past events.‘Would have liked’ refers to past wishes aboutpast events.
    • Wants and WishesYou can also use ‘would hate’, ‘would love’,or ‘would prefer’, followed by a ‘to’-infinitive ora noun group.I would hate to move to another house now.I would prefer a cup of tea.
    • Wants and WishesNote: ‘Would enjoy’ is followed by a noungroup or an ‘-ing’ form, not by a ‘to’-infinitive.I would enjoy a bath before we go.I would enjoy seeing him again.
    • Wants and WishesYou can use ‘would rather’ or ‘would sooner’followed by the base form of a verb to saythat someone prefers one situation to theother.He’ d rather be playing golf.I’ d sooner walk than take the bus.
    • Wants and WishesYou use ‘I wouldn’t mind’, followed by an ‘-ing’ form or a noun group, to say that youwould like to do or have something.I wouldn’ t mind being the manager of astore.I wouldn’ t mind a cup of tea.
    • Wants and WishesYou can also express what you want tohappen now by using ‘I wish’ or ‘If only’followed by a past simple verb.I wish he wasn’ t here.If only she had a car.
    • Wants and WishesYou can also express what you want tohappen now by using ‘I wish’ or ‘If only’followed by a past simple verb.I wish he wasn’ t here.If only she had a car.
    • Wants and WishesNote: In formal English, you sometime use‘were’ instead of ‘was’ in sentences likethese.I often wish that I were really wealthy.
    • Wants and WishesWhen you want to express regret about pastevents you use the past perfect.I wish I hadn’ t married him.
    • Wants and WishesWhen you want to say that you wish thatsomeone was able to do something, you use‘could’.If only they could come with us!
    • Wants and WishesWhen you want to say that you wish thatsomeone was willing to do something, youuse ‘would’.If only they would realize how stupid they’ vebeen.
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