Interested in Language
I wish to leave on holiday = I want to leave on holiday, right?
We say "I want someone to do something", but if I replace "want" with "wish" in a more formal style how should I say?
Is "I wish that he would help me" equivalent to "I want him to help me"?
"wish" + "would" (or a past tense): You expect something to happen in the past, but it did not. Then, at present I suppose, I wish/dream that would happen.
Such a structure is usually used to express your disappointment with something or someone.