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    I wish would

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "I wish we would go on a trip after I have completed my graduation", is this the correct formation? Can we aso say "I wish we go there" can it be used without would.

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    Re: I wish would

    First question, yes. Second question, no.

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    Re: I wish would

    So how can we say this I mean if we want to say something that we have the desire for, without wish and would?

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    Re: I wish would

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So how can we say this I mean if we want to say something that we have the desire for, without wish and would?
    Hello, tufguy.

    'I/We hope we can go [...]' sounds good to me.

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    Re: I wish would

    Is it correct? native speakers.

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    Re: I wish would

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it correct? native speakers.
    Yes. tzfujimino may not be a native speaker of English, but he is a teacher of English and you can trust what he says.

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    Re: I wish would

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we say "I wish we would go on a trip after I have completed my graduation"
    This sounds odd to me - though if Mike says it's OK, then it's OK in American.
    Obviously there's a context. You're saying this to someone. I'd possibly say, "I'd like to go on a trip after graduation. What do the rest of you think about it?"
    If you are given the three proverbial wishes, and you're saying this to yourself or to the genie, you might try, "I wish that my friends and I could/would go on a trip after graduation." In this sense you could use 'would'.

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    Re: I wish would

    I tend to agree. If you're talking about a future change from some habitual action (I wish we would go fishing after church on of these days instead if always going to boring Aunt Sara's for the afternoon) it might work but it sounds odd to me to talk about a one time future event with "I wish we would."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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