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    #1

    ( )( )

    I wished to study abroad. But I couldn't
    = I wish to ( ) ( ) abroad.

    What would you put in the ( ) ( ) to make the frist two sentences almost equal with the the second one.

    I think "I wish to (have) (studied) abraod. Correct?

    Thank you very much, always.

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    #2

    Re: ( )( )

    That doesn't work for me- you could have 'I wish I could have studied abroad' or 'I wish to have been able to study abroad', though the second seems rather forced to me, but does fulfill the requirements.


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    #3

    Re: ( )( )

    Thans Tdol, If the quesetion is "I wished to (have)(studied) abroad", does it work? Or what would you put there, I wished to ( ) ( ) abroad?
    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: ( )( )

    It's possible, but it would imply that the possibility had finished at the time of the wish, but again I would use 'wished I could have'


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    #5

    Re: ( )( )

    Thanks Tdol, I understand that.

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