Presentation on theme: "DESIRE SENTENCES 2nd of Bachillerato. DESIRE SENTENCES THERE ARE TWO STRUCTURES TO EXPRESS DESIRE IN ENGLISH: - WHEN IT EXPRESSES A PRESENT SITUATION."— Presentation transcript:
DESIRE SENTENCES THERE ARE TWO STRUCTURES TO EXPRESS DESIRE IN ENGLISH: - WHEN IT EXPRESSES A PRESENT SITUATION THAT THE SPEAKER IS UNHAPPY ABOUT and WANTS TO CHANGE OR IMPROVE SUBJECT + WISH PAST SIMPLE IF ONLY + SUBJECT I wish I had more money. He wishes he were here. IF THE VERB IN PAST SIMPLE IS “TO BE”, YOU USE WERE WITH ALL SUBJECTS (IT IS SUBJUNCTIVE) If only I were blonde and beautiful! She wishes she weren’t so stubborn.
DESIRE SENTENCES - WHEN IT EXPRESSES REGRET ABOUT A PAST ACTION OR SITUATION SUBJECT + WISH PAST PERFECT IF ONLY + SUBJECT She wishes you hadn’t lied. I wish I had visited London when I went to England.
DESIRE SENTENCES - WHEN IT EXPRESSES A DESIRE FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE SUBJECT + WISH SUBJECT +COULD/ WOULD + INFINITIVE They wish it would rain tomorrow. She wishes she could come with us. I wish you would be quiet. WHEN BOTH SUBJECTS ARE DIFFERENT, YOU CAN ONLY USE WOULD