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    use the verb "wish"

    Could you tell me how to use the verb "wish" and how to express a wish with this word?
    Please show me clearly how to use "wish" to express a wish for past, present, future...
    I will appreciate any replies!
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: use the verb "wish"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Could you tell me how to use the verb "wish" and how to express a wish with this word?
    Please show me clearly how to use "wish" to express a wish for past, present, future...
    I will appreciate any replies!
    Thanks in advance!
    This is much too broad a question. have you looked it up in a dictionary?

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    Re: use the verb "wish"

    Ok,now I give you some contexts as follow. And you help me to bring out appropriate sentences.
    The first context: now I don't have a wife. I wish to have a wife right now.
    The second context: when I was young, I didn't practise swimming, so now I don't know how to swim. I wish I practised swiming at that time.
    The third context: I wish I will be a doctor in future.
    Thanks!

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    Re: use the verb "wish"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Ok,now I give you some contexts as follow. And you help me to bring out appropriate sentences.
    The first context: now I don't have a wife. I wish to have a wife right now.
    The second context: when I was young, I didn't practise swimming, so now I don't know how to swim. I wish I practised swiming at that time.
    The third context: I wish I will be a doctor in future.
    Thanks!
    "I wish I had a wife."
    "I wish I had learned to swim when I was young."
    "wish" is not really appropriate for the third context.

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