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    Default I wish

    Are these correct? If not, why?
    1. I wish I had someone who wanted to buy me a car.
    2. I wish I had someone who wants to buy me a car.

    For these ones, should they be all past tense? How do they work?
    3. I wish I had an excellent job where I don't have to worry about anything where I just work and come home and relax.
    4. I wish I had an excellent job where I didn't have to worry about anything where I just work and come home and relax.
    5. I wish I had an excellent job where I didn't have to worry about anything where I just worked and came home and relax.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jack; 23-Feb-2005 at 01:09.

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    Default Re: I wish

    I'd use 1, though I don't think 2 is incorrect. With the last group,use 5- keep them all in thepast tense because you don't have the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd use 1, though I don't think 2 is incorrect. With the last group,use 5- keep them all in thepast tense because you don't have the job.
    5. I wish I had an excellent job where I didn't have to worry about anything where I just worked and came home and relax.
    Should the one above be this:

    5. I wish I had an excellent job where I didn't have to worry about anything where I just worked and came home and relaxed.

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