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    Smile Wish+p.p= Past

    Hello


    I just like to know how to put the main verb in the correct form after wish to express the past which I regret now in the following sentence!



    Alas! I couldn't go to Stratford last year.



    Is it correct to say:

    I wish I could have gone to Stratford last year


    My teacher made it like this :



    I wish I had been able to go to Stratford last year.



    Now, my question : Is there any difference between my sentence and my teacher's, in terms of grammar and Semantics?



    Heap of thanks!



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    Re: Wish+p.p= Past

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Shakespeare View Post
    Hello


    I just like to know how to put the main verb in the correct form after wish to express the past which I regret now in the following sentence!



    Alas! I couldn't go to Stratford last year.




    Is it correct to say:

    I wish I could have gone to Stratford last year


    My teacher made it like this :



    I wish I had been able to go to Stratford last year.



    Now, my question : Is there any difference between my sentence and my teacher's, in terms of grammar and Semantics?



    Heap of thanks!



    You may want to refer to my post "wish had been or would have" that's already been answered.

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    Re: Wish+p.p= Past

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Shakespeare View Post
    Hello


    I just like to know how to put the main verb in the correct form after wish to express the past which I regret now in the following sentence!



    Alas! I couldn't go to Stratford last year.



    Is it correct to say:

    I wish I could have gone to Stratford last year


    My teacher made it like this :



    I wish I had been able to go to Stratford last year.



    Now, my question : Is there any difference between my sentence and my teacher's, in terms of grammar and Semantics?



    Heap of thanks!


    No, there is no difference at all: either is fine!

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    Re: Wish+p.p= Past

    Just a thought. I don't know how other people feel, but I am a little put off when I see posts laid out like your original post. I don't find them particularly easy to read, and therefore don't even bother sometimes. Perhaps I am just getting old.

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