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dimanche 15 mars 2020

UNIT IX: FUNCTIONAL PRACTICE














Expressing wishes & hopes:


We use wish (that)+were/was/would/could or past tenses to express wishes for unlikely or impossible situations and to express regrets.



wish (that)+were/was/would/could or past tenses

 
I wish I had more money.


 
He wishes he had more friends.


 
They wish they had a bigger house.


 
My brother wishes he were/was taller.


 
She wishes she were/was more beautiful.



 
Rebecca wishes she had curly hair.



 
I wish the lesson would end. (I want it to end).



 
wish my car would start. (I can’t make it start and I want it to start).



Wish in fixed expressions: wish+noun:

I/we wish you… is used in fixed expressions.

 
I wish you a happy birthday.


 
We wish you good luck in your new job.






Reference:

https://7esl.com/use-wish-in-english-i-wish-if-only/ 






 
Note that for wishes about things that are positive and seem likely in the future, we normally use hope+that-clause with present simple (or future simple (will+infinitivealthough it is less common):




hope+that-clause with present simple or future simple (will+infinitive):


 
hope that you get better for the journey; you seem recovering quickly.


 
We hope she passes her driving test next week.



 
I hope she comes to see us when she passes through New York.(I hope she’ll come to see us when she passes through New York.)


 
I hope he has a good time in Florida next month. (I hope he’ll have a good time in Florida next month.)

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