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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #33827: Wishes
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Opinions [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Give your opinion - Feelings - How to make wishes... - Can't help or Prevent - Intention and refusal. - Agreement Tags - Prefer/rather - Had better / would rather
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    Wishes


    WISH


    WISHES AND REGRETS

    1)  WISH (present) = wishes

        I wish = it can happen, but it is not likely to happen

      Betty wishes she had an adding machine.


    She thinks it will be hard to get an adding machine.


        Use the past simple after the verb.

      Mary wishes she were a princess.

       were NOT was because we don't know if it will happen.



    NB : If you think the event will occur, use "hope" instead of "wish".


       I hope you have a happy birthday.





    2) WISH + past perfect  = regrets

    These events should have been different.

     He wishes he hadn't crashed his lorry.

      Use the past perfect  ( had or had not + past participle )

     



    3) WISH + conditional = it should change!



    I wish it would stop raining!
    NO Unfortunately, the rain is still there.





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    1. Mike wishes he a more comfortable car.

    2.
    The dog next door is making too much noise. I wish it quiet

    3.
    It was supposed to be a secret. I wish you him.

    4. I live in a small house. I wish I in a big one

    5. I never listened to the teacher when I was at school. I wish I more attention.

    6. This exercise is very easy. I wish the teacher us more difficult things to do.

    7. All my friends are very rich. I wish I rich.

    8.
    The little girl is hungry. She wishes she a cake.

    9. I don't know where I am. I wish I my way.

    10. I love California. I wish I there right now.









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