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  1. beachboy's Avatar
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    #1

    Wish

    I wish you would be here with me tomorrow.
    I wish you would be quiet for a while.
    Are these sentences grammatically right?

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    #2

    Re: Wish

    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: Wish

    I don't like the first.

    'I wish you could be here with me tomorrow.'

    'I wish you would join me here tomorrow.'

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    #4

    Re: Wish

    In BrE, the first is definitely unnatural.

    I wish you could be here with me tomorrow [but you can't].
    I hope you can be here with me tomorrow. (You might be here, you might not.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Wish

    So, the problem with the first sentence is the combination wish-would-be, is that right?

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    #6

    Re: Wish

    Yes and no. There's nothing wrong with, for example, "I wish you would be more considerate" to talk about a habitual action which is currently not occurring.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Wish

    I wish she could come to the party tomorrow (she can't) is right. What about I wish she would come to the party tomorrow (she won't)?

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    #8

    Re: Wish

    If by "I wish she would come to the party" you mean "I hope she comes but I have no idea if she will", then no. However, you can say "I wish she would come to the party tomorrow" if you already know she has decided not to come. For the same meaning, you could use "I wish she was coming to the party tomorrow".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Wish

    Yes, I know the difference between "I wish" and "I hope". But I can't understand why it's right to say "I wish she would come to party tomorrow", but it's wrong or unnatural to say "I wish she would be here tomorrow".

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