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I wish If only

  1. 1. I wish If only
  2. 2. I wish / If only + subject + Past Perfect Tense <ul><li>expresses regret for a past situation or action: </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that)/ If only I hadn't eaten so much. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only our flight hadn't been delayed! </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only you had been here with us yesterday. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I wish (that) / if only + subject + Past Tense <ul><li>To express a wish in the present or in the future . </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only you were here. </li></ul><ul><li>(= I’m sorry you’re not) </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only I had more free time! </li></ul><ul><li>(I’m sorry I don’t) </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only I got an invitation to his party. </li></ul>
  4. 4. I wish (that) / If only + subject + would <ul><li>To complain about a behaviour that you disapprove or </li></ul><ul><li>To express impatience, annoyance or dissatisfaction with a present or future action. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only you would call more often! </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only they would come with us. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish (that) / If only she would get home soon. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>To simply express that you want something to happen in the future (not talking about wanting an action or situation to be different, and not talking about impatience or annoyance) we use ' hope ' , not 'wish‘ : </li></ul><ul><li>I hope it won’t rain tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope you’ll call me soon. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Presentation and exercises available at </li></ul><ul><li>http://englishteachermargarita.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>

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