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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    wish-clauses

    Let's say I couldn't do something in the past. "I couldn't go there.", for example.

    How can I say a wish clause speaking about the fact I've mentioned? Can I say "I wish I could have gone there."? Or "I wish I had been able to go there."?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Let's say I couldn't do something in the past. "I couldn't go there.", for example.

    How can I say a wish clause speaking about the fact I've mentioned? Can I say "I wish I could have gone there."? Or "I wish I had been able to go there."?
    Hi Lenka,

    they seem to be both correct.

    Good Luck


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    Re: wish-clauses

    I agree with FL. And I like the former one better, it's more natural and economical.
    Cheers

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    Re: wish-clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Let's say I couldn't do something in the past. "I couldn't go there.", for example.

    How can I say a wish clause speaking about the fact I've mentioned? Can I say "I wish I could have gone there."? Or "I wish I had been able to go there."?
    Both options are correct. Very good!

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    Re: wish-clauses

    Thanks

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    Re: wish-clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Thanks
    You're welcome.

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