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    Wish...would

    Hi,

    could you please tell me which answer is correct?

    I wish my brother wouldn't keep interrupting me when I'm working, but.....

    He does
    He will
    both

    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Wish...would

    ... but he does.

    I'm not sure about "he will"; I wouldn't use it.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Wish...would

    I thought the same but there is a sentence in the grammar section of my book which says like this.

    I wish you would help with the housework. (You won't/ don't help)


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    #4

    Re: Wish...would

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me which answer is correct?

    I wish my brother wouldn't keep interrupting me when I'm working, but.....

    He does
    He will
    both

    thanks.
    he does

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    #5

    Re: Wish...would

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    I thought the same but there is a sentence in the grammar section of my book which says like this.

    I wish you would help with the housework. (You won't/ don't help)
    You can't infer one from the other, because the ending can change with the context.

    I wish he wouldn't drink so much [alcohol], but he does.
    I wish he wouldn't drink so much [at next week's party], but he will. [I know that from experience.]

    I wish he would help with the housework, but he doesn't. [You haven't asked him to.]
    I wish he would help with the housework, but he won't. [You have asked him to, and he refuses.]
    Last edited by Raymott; 03-Mar-2010 at 01:26.

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    #6

    Re: Wish...would

    you mean the answer of the first one also depends on the context?

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    #7

    Re: Wish...would

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    you mean the answer of the first one also depends on the context?
    Yes it does.

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