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  1. Senior Member
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    wish for doing something


    Wish to do something

    - Despite her wish to continue working, she was forced to retire at the age of 62.

    I see the entry ''wish to do something'' in the Longman Dictionary, but I would like to ask if we can use 'wish for doing someting' instead of 'wish to do' or not. For example:

    - Despite his wish for continuing to study hard, he could not understand the logic behind that course.
    - Despite her wish for continuing working, she was forced to retire at the age of 62.


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    Re: wish for doing something

    Generally, we use "wish for + noun".

    He wished for money.
    She wished for the winning lottery ticket.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.


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