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    I wish he were rich

    Hi,

    1) I wish he were rich.
    2) If only he were rich.
    3) Would that he were rich.

    I think all the above sentences are correct. But 1 and 2 are common whereas 3 is not so common, right?

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    Re: I wish he were rich

    I'd write was in 1, but you'll often see were. 2 and 3 are correct, but 3 is archaic.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I wish he were rich

    Yes.

    (Crossposted)

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