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    #1

    Wish

    I've got two examples:
    'We were sorry our son didn't study in Oxford' -----> 'We wished our son had studied in Oxford.'
    'I was sorry Ididn't have any money on me' -----> 'I wished I had some money on me.'
    I don't understand why there's past simple in the second example, is it incorrect to use past perfect as in the first one? 'I wished I had had some money on me.'

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    Re: Wish

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    I've got two examples:
    'We were sorry our son didn't study in Oxford' -----> 'We wished our son had studied in Oxford.'
    'I was sorry Ididn't have any money on me' -----> 'I wished I had some money on me.'
    I don't understand why there's past simple in the second example, is it incorrect to use past perfect as in the first one? 'I wished I had had some money on me.'
    Yes, the examples are inconsistent - a simple error by the person who wrote them. It should say "had had".

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