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    #1

    Question I wish I...

    Choice between
    I have always wished I could play piano, and
    I have always wished I could have played piano.
    Thank you very much

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    #2

    Re: I wish I...

    Both are fine. In the first you regret that you do not play; in the second you regret that you did not play.

    In BrE, we normally play the​ piano

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    #3

    Re: I wish I...

    Thanks a lot. Notice taken about the article.

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    #4

    Re: I wish I...

    In AmE, we normally play piano.

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    #5

    Re: I wish I...

    I'm an American piano player. I always use the article: I play the piano. I've played the piano for fifty-five years.​ I use the same construction for other instruments.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: I wish I...

    It is used.

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