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    I wish you will develop

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "I wish you will" in the following context:

    Everyone has unlimited potential to increase soul intelligence. I wish you will develop your second secret soul center. Increase your soul intelligence.

    Does "I wish you will develop" mean the same as "I want you to develop" or does it mean I hope you will develop?


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    Re: I wish you will develop

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "I wish you will" in the following context:

    Everyone has unlimited potential to increase soul intelligence. I wish you will develop your second secret soul center. Increase your soul intelligence.

    Does "I wish you will develop" mean the same as "I want you to develop" or does it mean I hope you will develop?
    Here are three correct sentences for what you want to say. The choice depends on what you specifically mean.

    I wish you would develop your second secret soul center. Increase your soul intelligence.

    I wish you could develop your second secret soul center. Increase your soul intelligence.

    I wish you were able to develop your second secret soul center. Increase your soul intelligence.

    Don't use "will" after "wish". We use "wish" to express our desire for things that seem to be impossible or out of our control. This, however, can have much to do with the speaker's viewpoint.

    If you use "wish to", then this means "want to". It sounds more formal.

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    Re: I wish you will develop

    You can also say "I hope you will...", with similar meaning.

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    Re: I wish you will develop

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "I wish you will" in the following context:

    Everyone has unlimited potential to increase soul intelligence. I wish you will develop your second secret soul center. Increase your soul intelligence.

    Does "I wish you will develop" mean the same as "I want you to develop" or does it mean I hope you will develop?
    "I wish you will..." is wrong, you can't use "wish" with "will", you could say "I hope you will..." or "I wish you would..." although the latter doesn't have the right meaning for the sentence. Your "I want you to develop..." is a good alternative.

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    Re: I wish you will develop

    PROESL, bhaisahab, orangutan, thank you very much!

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