Contents If only Wishes Its time Would rather/sooner
If only, if only, the woodpecker sighs, the bark on the trees were as soft as the skies. Spicing up conditionals If only
Present : past + would If I had time, Id take up piano lessons. (I dont have time, so I wont take up piano lessons) If I were rich, I would buy a new car. (I am not rich, so I wont buy a new car) Hypothetical Situations If Only
Past : past perfect + would have Had I taken an umbrella, I would nt have gotten wet. (I didnt take an umbrella, so I got wet) If I had studied, I would have passed the exam. (I didnt study, so I didnt pass the exam) Hypothetical Situations If Only
If only can be used in both present and past hypothetical situations. If only I had taken an umbrella, I wouldnt have gotten wet. If only I were rich, I would buy a new car. Conditionals with if only If Only
If only shows regret. If only I hadnt been so harsh, we would still be friends. If only is used to emphasize the sentence. If only I hadnt dunk so much, this wouldnt have happended! If only shed look at me, that would make my day ! Uses of if only If Only
The second clause is often left out. If only I had known before! The verb to be usually takes the form of were. If only I were a rich man! Characteristics of if only If Only
The Wishing-Well Wishes Someday Ill wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
The verb appears after wish. I wish I had an iPhone. (I dont have an iPhone) I wish I was going on holiday next week. (I am not going on holiday) Present and Future Time Wishes
Would is used when the speaker wants somebody or something else to change. I wish it would stop raining. I wish he would nt give us so much homework. Would Wishes
Wish + past perfect I wish I had nt eaten the whole pizza. (I did eat the whole pizza) I wish I had studied more for the exam. (I didnt study) Past Time Wishes
Personal Preference Id rather/sooner/prefer Id rather ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.
Id rather is followed by past verb forms, like wishes in the present. Id rather you did nt smoke in here. Comparisons Id rather be happy than rich. (Present: Id rather + infinitive) Id rather have been born in Grece than in Rome. (Past: Id rather + present prefect continuous) Sentence Structure Id rather/sooner/prefer
Id prefer + it + past verb form. Id prefer it if you did nt smoke in here. (Id rather you didnt smoke in here) Id prefer + person + infinitive Id prefer you to sit on your chair. (Rather than sit on the floor) Id prefer Wishes
Id rather/Id sooner. Id rather/sooner have a horse than a dog. Id rather/sooner have tea than coffee. Id prefer Id prefer (having) a horse to a dog. Id prefer (having) tea to coffee. Comparisons Id rather/sooner/prefer
A Very Important Date Its time Im late! Im late for a very important date! No time to say Hello, Goodby, Im late, Im late, Im late, Im late!
Its time is followed by past simple or continuous. Its time we fixed the radio. Its time you went to bed. (Past simple) Its time something was done about the problem. (Past continuous) Sentence Structure Its time
Its time refers to an ureal time. Its time something was done about this!. (Nothing has been done yet) Its time he got his hair cut. (He hasnt gotten his hair cut yet.) Uses Its time
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Id prefer it if he stopped smoking. I wish ___________________________. If only __________________________. Its time _______________________. I wish I could draw. If only ________________. Its time _______________________. Complete the sentences so that they have a similar meaning to the one given. Exercises he would stop smoking he stopped smoking I could draw I learnt how to draw
Its time something was done about this. I wish ____________________________ about this. If only ________________________ about this. Id prefer it if ______________________ about this. I wish I hadnt painted my room blue. If only ________________________________. Id rather _________________________ a different color. Complete the sentences so that they have a similar meaning to the one given. Exercises something would be done something were done something was done I hadnt painted my room blue have painted my room
Im not very tall. I wish ____________. If only _____________. I cant afford a new laptop. If only _____________________, _________________________. I wish _____________________ so that ________________________. Starting from the sentence given, create a new sentence with if only and I wish. Exercises I was tall I were tall I had enough money I would buy a new laptop I had enough money I could buy a new laptop
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