Student or Learner
I wish I have the wings to fly.
Can you please tell me whether the sentence above is correct or not and why?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by bhaisahab; 31-Jul-2009 at 07:51.
I cannot think of an example or an explanation that would justify the use of 'would' in the sentence.
As far as I can discover, it is not as unusual a construction as I thought, in fact it is quite widely used. It is not correct however.
I have been chasing this word for one month and until now it managed to escape me.
Originally Posted by Hemraj
can be said
I wish, I would have the wings to fly.
as you say The construction 'I wish I would have the...'
This is a present tense construction.
The blog discusses "I wish I would have ..." as a past tense alternative to "I wish I had" as past tense.
"I wish I would have gone to the store" instead of "I wish I had gone to the store".
This is a different use to present/future of "I wish I would have wings" for "I wish I had wings". I have not heard this used for the present tense.
Put more simply, you can't say that many people would accept:
"I wish I would have wings" on the basis that many say:
"I wish I would have gone to the store"