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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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