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    WISH + WOULD x WISH + THAT CLAUSE

    I wish you stopped smoking.

    I wish you would stop smoking.

    What is the difference in meaning between these two?


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: WISH + WOULD x WISH + THAT CLAUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    I wish you stopped smoking.

    I wish you would stop smoking.

    What is the difference in meaning between these two?


    Thanks in advance
    The first one doesn't make sense.

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    Re: WISH + WOULD x WISH + THAT CLAUSE

    OK. What is the general difference between the patterns wish + would and wish + that clause. Maybe I would understand why it does not make sense.

    Thank you

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    Re: WISH + WOULD x WISH + THAT CLAUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    OK. What is the general difference between the patterns wish + would and wish + that clause. Maybe I would understand why it does not make sense.

    Thank you
    The first one would be OK with "had stopped". Does that help?

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    Re: WISH + WOULD x WISH + THAT CLAUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The first one would be OK with "had stopped". Does that help?
    I am sorry, but not really. I planned to write the query more thorough, but since I was logged out automatically, it was deleted. My question was about the structures in general, as I do not understand the differences between them as they are explained is Swan. I just wanted the explanation in a different way if possible.

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    Re: WISH + WOULD x WISH + THAT CLAUSE

    You started smoking in the past. I wish you hadn't started.
    You smoke now. I wish you didn't smoke.
    You habitually smoke in bed. I wish you wouldn't smoke in bed.

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