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  • 1. Expressing Wishes

2. 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 didnt have to get up so early . Other variations : I wish he was writing for me . I wish I could help her . Wish 1 3. present 4. Im fat I wish I wasnt fat I dont have any friends I wish I had some friends I cant swim I wish I could swim 5. 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 didnt study ) I wish I hadnt married him . ( I married him ) 6. past 7. Ive lost my pen I wish I hadnt lost my pen I didnt go to the party I wish I had gone to the party I didnt work for the exam I wish I had worked for the exam 8. 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 wouldnt be so rude . I wish my mother would let me go out till late notice that in these situations the subject of 9. You always bite your nails I wish you wouldnt bite your nailsYou treat me like a child I wish you wouldnt treat me like a childHe doesnt understand what you meant He wishes he would understand what you meant You never listen to meI wish you would listen to me 10. Id like to buy that car but I dont have so much money I wish I had more money ! 11. Hes so untidy ! I wish he wasnt so untidy I wish he would be tidier 12. I said something stuped at the meeting and now Im so sorry .. I wish I hadnt said that 13. I didnt 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 14. Youre playing your music so loudly ! I want you to stop .please ! I wish you wouldnt play your music so loudly ! 15. Its a pity we cannot enjoy our new convertible car because of the rain I wish it stop raining ! 16. But . Remember you cannot use would for wish about yourdelf !! I wish I would be taller I wish I was taller 17. Now ; guess her wishes 18. Id like to be in Italy now . I wish I was/were in Italy now 19. Why doesnt it stop raining ? I wish it would stop raining ! 20. Oh ; no ! . I didnt bring the washing in ! I wish I had brough the washing in ! 21. Why doesnt 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 22. Moving to Britain was a mistake I wish I hadnt moved to Britain 23. Now tell your partner 24. Two things you wish you had /hadnt 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 cant. Two things you wish your partner/ brother / sister / parents / friend . Etc ; would do or wouldnt because they annoyed you .