2 She wishes she didn’t have a lazy son. + Past Simple pentru a indica regret pentru o situatie care apare sau nu in prezent.Situatie: His mother regrets (is sorry) she has a lazy son.She wishes she didn’t have a lazy son.She wishes her son weren’t so lazy.She wishes her son were more diligent.Situatie: It’s a pity I don’t have much free time.I wish I had more free time.
3 She wishes she were sleeping now. + Past Continuous pentru a indica regret pentru o actiune aflata in desfasurare in prezent.Situatie: Jenny is working.She wishes she were sleeping now.She wishes she were not working this moment.Situatie: The children are playing in the street.Their parents wish they weren’t playing in the street.Their parents wish they were playing in the park.
4 Her teacher wishes Jenny had done her homework. + Past Perfect pentru a indica regret pentru o situatie dezirabila, dar nerealizata, din trecut.Situatie: Jenny didn’t do her homework yesterday.Her teacher wishes Jenny had done her homework.Situatie: I forgot to buy the magazine.I wish I hadn’t forgotten to buy the magazine.I wish I had bought the magazine.
5 I wish my neighbour wouldn’t gossip any more. + would + V pentru a indica o dorinta fara mari sanse de realizare in viitor (1); sau ca alternativa pentru Past Simple atunci cand vorbim de obiceiuri (2).Situatie (1): My boyfriend hasn’t written to me yet.I wish my boyfriend would write to me soon (but I don’t think he will).Situatie (2): My neighbour gossips a lot.I wish my neighbour wouldn’t gossip any more.