GRAMMAR 19: I WISH…

GRAMMAR 19: I WISH…

Hello everybody! How are you today? How is it going? This week we´re going to talk about grammar. What expressions can we use to talk about desires? Do you know the verb ‘to wish’? Have you ever used it? If you have many doubts about this, you may be interested in reading the following post. Go on!

WISH + PAST SIMPLE / PAST PERFECT / WOULD + INFINITIVE

*You use WISH + PAST SIMPLE to say that you regret (=are sorry about) a present situation.

*NOT I wish I would have

*You can also say I wish he /she weren´t

*Examples:

  • I wish I had more money.
  • I wish she wasn´t so shallow.
  • I wish I was in Italy now.

WISH + PAST PERFECT

*You use WISH + PAST PERFECT to say that you regret (=are sorry about) a PAST SITUATION.

*Examples:

  • I wish I hadn´t said that.
  • I wish I´d studied harder at university.
  • I wish I´d told you the truth.

WISH + PERSON /IT + WOULD + INFINITIVE

*You use wish + person + would to say that you want another person to do (or not to do) something, often because you are annoyed.

*You can also use WISH+ WOULD when you want something to happen.

*Don´t use WISH + WOULD for a wish about yourself. (NOT I wish I would be thinner).

*Examples:

  • I wish my mum would come.
  • I wish you wouldn´t watch TV so loud.
  • I wish it would stop raining.

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