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    #1

    What's the difference?

    Good afternoon,

    I would like to know what's the difference between these two sentences:
    "I wish to see you" and "I wish I could see you".

    I'm waiting for your answer.
    Kind regards.

    Silvia

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    #2

    Re: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by silvipr View Post
    "I wish I could see you".
    It is the wish-subjunctive. It denotes that the speaker cannot see the listener.
    See https://www.youtube.com/embed/-vefS0B1DIY
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    #3

    Re: What's the difference?

    I still don't understand what's the difference between these two sentences?

    Do they mean the same?

    Is
    "I wish to see you" correct?



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    Re: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by silvipr View Post
    Good afternoon,

    I would like to know what's what the difference is between these two sentences:
    "I wish to see you" and "I wish I could see you".

    I'm waiting for your answer. Unnecessary
    Kind regards. Unnecessary. This is not a formal letter.

    Silvia Unnecessary, we use our usernames on this forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    I still don't understand what's what the difference is between these two sentences. (not a question.)


    Silvipr and Kompstar, please see my correction to your constructions when you ask about the difference between things.

    - What is the difference between X and Y?
    - Can you tell me what the difference is between X and Y?
    - I don't understand what the difference is between X and Y?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    I still don't understand what's the difference between these two sentences?

    Do they mean the same?

    Is
    "I wish to see you" correct?
    I am not a teacher.

    'I wish to see you' is a formal way of saying, 'I want/would like to see you'.

    'I wish I could see you' means 'I very much want to see you, but I (probably) won't be able to'.

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    Re: What's the difference?

    'I wish to see you' ── the speaker deems it possible to see the listener.
    'I wish I could see you' ── the speaker deems it not possible to see the listener.
    Am I right or wrong? Not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: What's the difference?

    I don't understand what the difference is between "I wish to see you" and "I wish I could see you"?

    Could you make brief notes on these types of error made, please?

    a) He suggested leave at ten o'clock.

    b) I changed my decide.

    c) Less people are unemployed today.

    d) I need some accomodation in London.

    e) She has long dark hairs and black eyes.

    Many thanks.

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    #8

    Re: What's the difference?

    d) is OK.

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    #9

    Re: What's the difference?

    Silvipr, your 5 sentences with errors are not connected to your first post in this thread. Please start a new thread for those 5 questions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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