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Using Wish in English:

Using Wish in English I wish I caught a better fish next time. I wish I were a better fisherman I wish I could / would catch a fish

Using wish . . .:

Using wish . . . We use “wish” to say that something is NOT the way we want it to be. We use this verb to say we desire the something to be true, even if we can’t change it. Let's look at some examples . . .

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I wish I were rich. (I am NOT rich, but I am saying what I would like to be true.) real house dream house 2. Mark wishes he didn’t have so much work to do. 3. We wish we had a bigger house.

Think about the grammar we use when we use wish . . .:

Think about the grammar we use when we use wish . . . Tim’s family wishes he worked less. 2. I wish my family lived closer. Put the verb “wish” in ___________________tense. After “wish,” put the verb in __________________. simple present simple past

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*Note: Even though we are using a PAST TENSE verb after “wish,” the meaning is NOT past. We are imagining a situation that is contrary to the reality. More examples . . . 1. I wish I spoke French. =I don’t speak French, but I wish I did. 2. Sam wishes he were taller. =He desires something that is different than the reality.

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We often use “wish” and Unreal Conditionals together to express an idea. I wish I lived in Paris. If I lived in Paris, I would see the Eiffel Tower every day. wish clause unreal conditional

Think about the grammar we use when we use wish for past events::

Think about the grammar we use when we use wish for past events: I wish I didn’t burn the hot dogs. 2. Mike wishes he won the race. Put the verb “wish” in ___________________tense. After “wish,” put the verb in __________________. simple present past simple

Review . . .:

Review . . . Wish + can I wish she could call me tonight. Wish + will I wish I would speak English more fluently. Wish + past simple I wish I didn’t go to school.

For more practice . . . :

For more practice . . . Go to this website: http://www.quia.com/cb/439298.html Be sure to ask your teacher or classmates if you need help! Good Luck!

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