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Expressing W ishes

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We use wish + past simple when we want a situation or thing in the present to be different or to change . He wishes that he were rich . I wish I didn’t have to get up so early . Other variations : I wish he was writing for me . I wish I could help her . Wish ‘1 ’

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Wish + past simple Our regret refers to the present

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Examples : Regret Wish I’m fat I wish I wasn’t fat I don’t have any friends I wish I had some friends I can’t swim I wish I could swim

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Wish ‘2 ’ We use wish + past perfect to express a wish about the past They wish that they had studied harder when they were young . ( they didn’t study ) I wish I hadn’t married him . ( I married him )

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Our regret refers to the past Wish + past perfect

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Examples : Regret Wish I’ve lost my pen I wish I hadn’t lost my pen I didn’t go to the party I wish I had gone to the party I didn’t work for the exam I wish I had worked for the exam

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Wish ‘3 ’ We use wish + would to say that you want another person to do ( or not to do ) somthing ; often because you are annoyed or to complain about a thing or a situation . I wish you wouldn’t be so rude . I wish my mother would let me go out till late } notice that in these situations the subject of would is never I {

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Wanting someone to do something or complaining about annoying habits Wish + would

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Examples : Regret Wish You always bite your nails I wish you wouldn’t bite your nails You treat me like a child I wish you wouldn’t treat me like a child He doesn’t understand what you meant He wishes he would understand what you meant You never listen to me I wish you would listen to me

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I’d like to buy that car but I don’t have so much money I wish I had more money !

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He’s so untidy ! I wish he wasn’t so untidy I wish he would be tidier

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I said something stuped at the meeting and now I’m so sorry ….. I wish I hadn’t said that

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I didn’t study hard enough for the exam …. I wish I had worked a bit harder ….. If I had worked a bit harder ; I would have passed my test

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You’re playing your music so loudly ! I want you to stop . please ! I wish you wouldn’t play your music so loudly !

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It’s a pity we cannot enjoy our new convertible car because of the rain I wish it stop raining !

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But …. Remember you cannot use would for wish about yourdelf !! I wish I would be taller I wish I was taller

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Now ; guess her wishes

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I’d like to be in Italy now …. I wish I was / were in Italy now

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Why doesn’t it stop raining ? I wish it would stop raining !

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Oh ; no ! …. I didn’t bring the washing in ! I wish I had brough the washing in !

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Why doesn’t my husband wash his own shirts ? wish he would wash his own shirts Also …I wish he washed his own shirts … although the privious option would be more common

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Moving to Britain was a mistake I wish I hadn’t moved to Britain

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Now tell your partner ….

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Two things you wish you had / hadn’t done when you were younger . Two possessions you wish you had which would improve your life . Two things you wish you can do but you can’t . Two things you wish your partner / brother / sister / parents / friend . Etc ; would do or wouldn’t because they annoyed you .

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