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    Andrei Guest

    Question Wishes

    What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences:
    I wish I would have been there.
    I wish I had been there.
    If both are correct then why do we need two variants?
    Thank you beforehand.

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    Fizi is offline Member
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    Re: Wishes

    'I wish I had been there' is correct usage in the Past Perfect.
    'I wish I would have been there' is an incorrect mix.

    'Would have' is used in the Past Conditional, such as
    'Had I been there, I would have seen it'

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