Wishes about the past
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See comments. In English, wish is a powerful word for expressing your dreams, hopes and desires. Here are some examples:. You will often hear wish in music, movie dialog, poetry and inspirational speeches. A wish is a desire for a different reality. In general, wishes express desires that are unlikely to happen. W ish follows a unique -- and rather confusing -- set of grammar rules. Wish uses the same verb back shifting rule as reported speech.
Podcast: Play in new window Download. Did you know that wish doing and wish to do have a totally different meaning and usage? Listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details. I love the beach. If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them.