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    wish

    Dear teachers

    I'd like to know the difference between (1) and (2).

    1. I wish I had done that.
    2. I wish I would have done that.

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    Re: wish

    The first is correct. You will hear the second, but many would regard it as wrong. It is used in some regional varieties of English.

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