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I Wish I Had

  1. 1. Use of wish with past tense By Profr. Jose M. Jaramillo S. September, 2007 I wish I had my own apartment!
  2. 2. Most common wishes people have: win the lottery buy a house near the beach meet their favorite actor have a lot of money have a sport car finish a career have a big house don’t work travel around the world
  3. 3. The verb wish The verb wish is followed by an 'unreal' past tense when we want to talk about situations in the present that we are not happy about and we can not change:
  4. 4. The wish sentence must be the opposite of the reality. <ul><li>I have too much homework. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I didn’t have homework. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I had a little homework </li></ul><ul><li>I live in a horrible neighborhood. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I lived in a private area </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I didn’t live there. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have free time. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I wish I had more free time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I wish I didn’t work too much </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Using the verb to be , we use were with all the pronouns. <ul><li>My grilfriend is not too beautiful. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish she were beautiful. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I she weren’t ugly. </li></ul><ul><li>The day is too cloudy. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish it were sunny. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish it weren’t cloudy. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m terrible at mathematics. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I wish I were good at that. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I wish I weren’t bad. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Using can , we change it for could and using will for would. <ul><li>I can’t go out tonight. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I could go out. </li></ul><ul><li>I won’t study next semester. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I would study. </li></ul><ul><li>My brother can’t travel with us. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish he could travel. </li></ul><ul><li>My parents will be here tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish they wouldn’t be here tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>I can’t speak English well. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I could speak English and French. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Let's practice!
  8. 8. WRITE DOWN THE SENTENCE, A WISH. A. MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS TOO DIRTY. ____________________________________________________________________ B. IT’S TOO HOT IN THE CLASSROOM. ____________________________________________________________________ C. THE CLASSES ARE VERY BORING. ____________________________________________________________________ D. I HAVE A MEXICAN TEACHER. ____________________________________________________________________ E. THE CAADI IS NOT BIG ENOUGH. ____________________________________________________________________ F. MY FATHER WORKS IN THE U. S.A. ____________________________________________________________________ G. WE CAN’T UNDERSTAND MATH. ____________________________________________________________________ H. MY HOUSE IS NOT COMFORTABLE ENOUGH. ____________________________________________________________________ I. I DON’T HAVE MANY FRIENDS. ____________________________________________________________________
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