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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #49088: Wish/want/if only
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Conditional and hypothesis [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Conditional - Conditional clauses - Hypothetical sentences: tenses - Third conditional - Conditional Sentences - Will and Would: a little further - Future and Conditional - How to make wishes...
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    Wish/want/if only


    To wish.


    You can use 'I wish' to express 'I would like' or'I want'.


    • I wish I were taller.

    • I wish it were Saturday today.

    • I'm too fat. I wish I was thin.

    • I never get invited to parties. I wish I got invited to parties.

    • It's raining. I wish it wasn't raining.

    The verb tense that follows 'I wish' is in the past.

    • I've eaten too much. I wish I hadn't eaten so much.

    • I wish I was/were rich.

    • He wishes he lived in Paris.

    • I wish I had some new shoes.

    You can also use 'If only' the same way as 'I wish'.

    • I've eaten too much. If only I hadn't eaten so much.

    • If only I was/were rich.

    • If only he lived in Paris.

    • If only I had some new shoes.





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