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    "wish" + object pronoun + noun

    Hello

    I was wondering if we can use Using "wish" + object pronoun + noun

    For example:

    He wished me the success of my research.

    Thank you
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    Re: "wish" + object pronoun + noun

    You could say "He wished me success in my research."

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    Re: "wish" + object pronoun + noun

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Eman Hassan:

    Michael Swan in his Practical English Usage reminds us that "wish" is used with two objects in "some fixed expressions of good wishes."

    His example: "We all wish you a speedy recovery."

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    These are only my examples:

    Tom and George both wanted to marry Mona. Mona chose George. After the wedding, Tom tells the newlyweds: "I wish you both the greatest happiness in the world."

    Martha and I both want a promotion to the position of manager. Martha gets the position. Since I am a good sport (gracious loser), I say: "I wish you the best of luck in your new position. Please let me know if I can help you in any way."
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    Re: "wish" + object pronoun + noun

    In your examples, the first object is an indirect object. An analogy would be I threw John the ball.

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