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    hatgray is offline Member
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    Wish I had known vs wish i knew

    Is it correct to say,

    1.) I wish I knew then what I know now.

    I think this is also acceptable, but it would be better to use "had known". However, I always hear people saying the following as well.

    2.) I wish you told me earlier.
    3.) I wish you asked him yourself.

    Is it appropriate to use simple past as well?

    Thank you for your help.

    Note: I have asked in this forum below but I need other opinions as well.

    https://forum.wordreference.com/thre...ld-me.3368644/
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Sep-2017 at 07:47.

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: Wish I had known vs wish i knew

    Answered in WR.

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