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    Wish or Regret

    Expressing a Wish or a Regret




    1)To express a wish about the present we use 

    Wish, if only + past tense

    -I don't play the guitar --- I wish I played the guitar.

    -I am not fluent in German  --- I wish I were fluent in German.


    2) To express a REGRET about the past we use 

    Wished + past perfect

    -My mother lost her wallet yesterday --- My mother wished she hadn't lost her wallet.


    3)To express a desire to change something we use 

     Wish + conditional (would)

    - I wish it would stop raining.

    - I wish you wouldn't keep coming late again.


    --- Exercise: Write the verbs in brackets in their correct forms in the sentences.



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    1. I wish I (know) the answer.

    2. I wish I (be) better at sports.

    3. I wish I (can) give you an answer.

    4. I wish you (be) quiet.

    5. I wished I (know) you then.

    6. If only I (have) more money!

    7. If only I (can) go on holiday with you!

    8. If only you (be) here.

    9. If only the sun (come) out!

    10. I wished I (listen) to you!

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