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    hela is offline Senior Member
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    subjunctive or conditional?

    Dear teachers,

    Are both forms equivalent here or is there a nuance between them?

    1) I wish I were / could be you.
    2) I wish I were / could be as fast as I used to be.
    3) I wish children switched / would switch off the TV and studied / study more.

    Many thanks,
    Hela

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: subjunctive or conditional?

    I think the modal form gives more emphasis.

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