"I wish" rule
OK, according to a teaching book I am using with my classes, we "use wish + past tense to refer to present wishes".
Please look at these three examples:
1. "I wish I had my own apartment" - had is past tense.
2. "I wish I didn´t have to go" - did not is past tense.
3. "I wish they´d stop worring" - they would? Is this past tense for "they will"?
I know would and will are modals, and have a + and - form, but do they also have present and past tenses? Thanks.
Re: "I wish" rule
'I wish they would stop worrying'. This is not past tense, it indicates a desire that something should happen in the future.
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