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    Default I wish it was a nicer day today.

    Hi teachers,

    "I wish it was a nicer day today." This means it is not a nice day today, right?

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    Default Re: I wish it was a nicer day today.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Hi teachers,

    "I wish it was a nicer day today." This means it is not a nice day today, right?
    Yes, not as nice as you would like it to be.

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    Default Re: I wish it was a nicer day today.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Hi teachers,

    "I wish it was a nicer day today." This means it is not a nice day today, right?
    Because you have expressed an interest in learning about the verb "wish", you may want to know about the "wish subjunctive". In many uses, the verb "wish" expresses a desire for something that is not currently true. In those cases, many people use the subjunctive mood (particularly in formal English). Using the subjunctive mood, your sentence would be "I wish it were a nicer day today." It is my understanding that the subjunctive mood is used less often in BrE than it is in AmE.

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    Default Re: I wish it was a nicer day today.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Because you have expressed an interest in learning about the verb "wish", you may want to know about the "wish subjunctive". In many uses, the verb "wish" expresses a desire for something that is not currently true. In those cases, many people use the subjunctive mood (particularly in formal English). Using the subjunctive mood, your sentence would be "I wish it were a nicer day today." It is my understanding that the subjunctive mood is used less often in BrE than it is in AmE.
    I use it but I'm probably in a minority and I wouldn't insist that a student use it..

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    Default Re: I wish it was a nicer day today.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I use it but I'm probably in a minority and I wouldn't insist that a student use it..
    I use it in the first person but rarely in the third.

    I wish I were taller.
    I wish I were richer.
    I wish I were his sister.

    I wish it was nicer.
    I wish he was my brother.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I wish it was a nicer day today.

    It was actually not a self-made context. I came across it on a website.

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