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    Default I wish she didn't borrow my clothes without permission

    I've got a sentence:
    My sister often borrows my clothes without permission.

    I have to rewrite it using "I wish".

    The answer key suggests:
    I wish she wouldn't borrow my clothes without permission.
    I wish she would stop borrowing my clothes without permission.


    Do I have to interpet this sentence only as a desire for a change in someone's behaviour and use "would" after "I wish"?
    Or can I simply rewrite it like this:
    I wish she didn't borrow my clothes without permission.

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    Default Re: I wish she didn't borrow my clothes without permission

    You can indeed rewrite it as you suggested.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: I wish she didn't borrow my clothes without permission

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    I've got a sentence:
    My sister often borrows my clothes without permission.

    I have to rewrite it using "I wish".

    The answer key suggests:
    I wish she wouldn't borrow my clothes without permission.
    I wish she would stop borrowing my clothes without permission.


    Do I have to interpet this sentence only as a desire for a change in someone's behaviour and use "would" after "I wish"?
    Or can I simply rewrite it like this:
    I wish she didn't borrow my clothes without permission.
    I think the sentence with 'didn't' is uncommon. More likely - "I wish she didn't keep borrowing my clothes without permission".
    The one with 'wouldn't' is far more common is AusE.

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