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    #1

    probability

    What are the differences between following two sentences?

    1) I wish you didn't smoke.

    2) I wish you wouldn't smoke.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: probability

    #1 means that you wish the person was not a smoker. #2 could also mean that but might mean that you don't want the person to smoke at the moment.

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    Re: probability

    The difference is not one of probability, but the situation. Only the second could be used as an objection to someone smoking now. However, in both cases the person is a smoker.

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