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    wish+had been or could have been

    "I used to throw great parties at my place back home. I wish you could have been there." Normally we say " I wish you had been there." Is it OK with "I wish you could have been there."?
    Last edited by ostap77; 07-Nov-2010 at 01:06.

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    #2

    Re: wish+had been or could have been

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I used to throw great parties at my place back home. I wish you could have been there." Normally we say [1]. " I wish you had been there." Is it OK with [2] "I wish you could have been there."?
    Come on. ostap. You are asking us to do your thinking for you.

    With #1. the fact is: you were not there; the wish is that you had been there.
    With #2..... ?

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