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1 I WISH I wish my friends WAITED for me at the station I wish I HAD SEEN the film I wish you WOULD STOP talking at class

2 I wish + Subject + simple past / COULD + inf When do we use it? 1. A regret that: a) a present situation is not as we would like it to be b) a future situation won’t possibly be as we would like it to be : I wish I KNEW the answer (I don’t) I wish you WERE here (you aren’t) I wish they COULD COME tomorrow (but they possibly won’t)

3 When do we use it? 2. A regret that something happened, or didn’t happen, in the past: I wish we HADN’T GONE to the party (we went and it was boring) I wish I HAD UNDERSTOOD him before breaking up (but you didn’t, and now you’ve lost him) I WISH + Subject + HAD + participle

4 3. A desire for someone to change ( e.g. a complaint about their habits): I wish you WOULDN’T TAP your pencil on the table! (you do it all the time and it annoys me!) I wish they WOULD COME on time! (They are always late and it annoys me!) When do we use it? I WISH + Subject + WOULD + infinitive

5 common errors…and why they are wrong 1 1) I wish I would we don’t complain to ourselves about our own behaviour! 2) I wish he would have… … wrong tense - PAST PERFECT, not conditional, for regretting past actions. You shoud say I wish he had… (+ participle)

6 common errors…and why they are wrong 2 3) I wish I went to New York tomorrow... … what is the problem? - I’m NOT GOING to New York tomorrow (not ‘I don’t go...’, which is for regular or habitual actions). You should say: I wish I was going to New Yoor tomorrow or I wish I could go to New York tomorrow 4) I wish the weather is good next Sunday... for FUTURE wishes, we use ‘I HOPE’, not ‘I wish’ I hope the weather is good next Sunday

7 Now respond to the following situations with a sentence starting with I WISH I haven’t got enough money to go out this weekend… I wish… I wish I HAD enough money to go out this weekend…

8 Now respond to the following situations with a sentence starting with I WISH I can’t come to the party next Saturday. I wish… I wish I COULD COME to the party next Saturday.

9 Now respond to the following situations with a sentence starting with I WISH I didn’t study very hard last year, so my marks were poor. I wish… I wish I HAD STUDIED hard/harder last year!

10 Now respond to the following situations with a sentence starting with I WISH You never listen to me when I’m talking to you! I wish… I wish YOU WOULD LISTEN to me when I’m talking to you!

11 Now respond to the following situations with a sentence starting with I WISH I think I made a big mistake when I bought my car last year. I wish... I wish I HADN’T BOUGHT the car. OR I wish I HAD BOUGHT another car.

12 Now respond to the following situations with a sentence starting with I WISH I’m not going to Mallorca for my holidays this summer. I wish... I wish I WAS GOING to Mallorca for my holidays this summer.

13 Now respond to the following situations with a sentence starting with I WISH Why do you always talk with your mouth full? It’s really rude! I wish... I wish YOU WOULDN’T TALK with your mouth full.

14 Useful weblinks... rammar/wish.htmlhttp://faculty.washington.edu/marynell/g rammar/wish.html english.com/grammar/wish1.htmhttp://www.better- english.com/grammar/wish1.htm 8.htmlhttp://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/11 8.html


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