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    Wink wishes...:))

    hello guys,,i want some help about wishes you know the type of wishes i feel like i have no idea about the differences between them and i've never found a simple and clear explanation so if you can help i'll really appreciate iit,,thanks in advance,,:))

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    Re: wishes...:))

    Quote Originally Posted by nada salman View Post
    hello guys,,i want some help about wishes you know the type of wishes i feel like i have no idea about the differences between them and i've never found a simple and clear explanation so if you can help i'll really appreciate iit,,thanks in advance,,:))
    Your question is very vague. Do you have any specific question about the word "wishes?

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    Re: wishes...:))

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Your question is very vague. Do you have any specific question about the word "wishes?
    welll there are types like when we want to wish sth in the present or in the past or in the future that's what i mean

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    Re: wishes...:))

    Quote Originally Posted by nada salman View Post
    welll there are types like when we want to wish sth in the present or in the past or in the future that's what i mean
    1)Wishes about present states: these wishes use the past simple after the verb wish.

    I wish I knew the answer to this question. ( In this case, I donít know the answer)
    I wish I didnít have so much work to do.

    2)Wishes about past events: these wishes use the past perfect after the verb wish.

    I wish I had gone to your party last week. ( In this case, I didnít go)
    I wish you had told me about the test. I havenít done any revision.

    3)Wishes about future events: could and have to.

    Wishes using could refer to ability or to future time.
    I wish I could drive. (ability)
    I wish June could meet me next week. (future time)

    Wishes with have to can also refer to future time.
    I wish I didnít have to get up early tomorrow.

    4)Wishes about future events: would (annoying habits). These wishes use would after the verb wish.

    They often take the form of a complaint about a bad habit.
    I wish Peter wouldnít chew gum all the time.

    This kind of wish may also refer to a specific action you would like to happen.
    I wish the police would do something about these people.

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