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    Hi, does anybody know how should look the time-line to explain the sentence "I wish I'd gone to the party". Thank you

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    Re: time-line

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu View Post
    Hi, does anybody know how should look the time-line to explain the sentence "I wish I'd gone to the party". Thank you
    Time-line
    party:last week/previous Sunday.You didn't attend the party.You are regreting now.

    Present tense.Expressing regret for the past action.
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    Re: time-line

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu View Post
    Hi, does anybody know how should look the time-line to explain the sentence "I wish I'd gone to the party". Thank you
    I wish (at the present time of speaking) I had gone to the party (the party which has already happened and therefore I have missed).

    I'm not sure what you're asking. Maybe I'm completely misreading your question.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: time-line

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Present tense.Expressing regret for the past action.
    Regards,
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    I think it is present tense (I wish) and past perfect tense (I had gone).

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    Re: time-line

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu View Post
    Hi, does anybody know how should look the time-line to explain the sentence "I wish I'd gone to the party". Thank you
    past regrets: wish + past perfect

    to express regret about past situations, we use wish with the past perfect
    a construction that is used in a similar way to conditional sentences.

    hope this helps.

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    Re: time-line

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu View Post
    Hi, does anybody know how should look the time-line to explain the sentence "I wish I'd gone to the party". Thank you
    Present-----------------------------Past
    My wish right now------------------go to the party

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