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    Default with 's' or 'ed'

    Hello,

    -I wish she thought before she acts.
    -I wish she thought before she acted.

    -Marie is very impulsive. I wish she would think before she acts.
    -I wish she would think before she acted.

    I can't figure out which ones are OK with 's' or 'ed', can you please check those out?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: with 's' or 'ed'

    -I wish she thought before she acts. no
    -I wish she thought before she acted. no

    -Marie is very impulsive. I wish she would think before acting.
    -I wished she would have thought before acting. (If you talk about the past)

    (Id say:
    - I wish she would not act before thinking)
    - I wished she would not have acted before thinking)


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    Default Re: with 's' or 'ed'

    Quote Originally Posted by februar View Post
    -I wish she thought before she acted. no It's acceptable.
    "I wish she would think before she acted." That's fine.

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    Default Re: with 's' or 'ed'

    Are sentences ''I wish she would think before she acts'' and ''I wish she thought before she acts'' certainly grammatically wrong?

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    Default Re: with 's' or 'ed'

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Are sentences ''I wish she would think before she acts'' and ''I wish she thought before she acted'' certainly grammatically wrong?
    They are both OK now.

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