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    Arrow I wish I would tell you (who lives next door) 0r (who was living next door).

    Hi everyone,

    I am confused to decide which one would be better or correct.

    Can anyone help please?

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    Haque

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    Re: I wish I would tell you (who lives next door) 0r (who was living next door).

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    I wish I would tell you (who lives next door) 0r (who was living next door).

    Hi everyone,

    I can't decide which one would be better for correct.

    Can anyone help please?

    Regards,
    Haque
    Neither works. You might mean:

    - I wish to tell you
    - I wish I could tell you
    - I wish you would tell me
    - I want to tell you

    Both "who lives next door" and "who was living next door" are grammatical. They have different meanings.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Jul-2020 at 15:56. Reason: striking out unnecessary stuff in the quote
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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