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    Conditional and wishes

    Hello
    My question is the following:
    What is the difference between these following sentences:
    1)
    a)Edison wishes he hadnīt married Jennifer.
    b)Edison wishes he would not have married Jennifer.

    2)
    a) I wish I had been understood by my parents when I was a kid.
    b) I wish I would have been understood by my parents when I was a kid.
    Are these sentences gramatically correct?

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    Re: Conditional and wishes

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Lema View Post
    Hello
    My question is the following:
    What is the difference between these following sentences:
    1)
    a)Edison wishes he hadnīt married Jennifer.
    b)Edison wishes he would not have married Jennifer.

    2)
    a) I wish I had been understood by my parents when I was a kid.
    b) I wish I would have been understood by my parents when I was a kid.
    Are these sentences gramatically correct?

    Hi Henry

    The correct sentences are :
    1a and 2a - they express a past regret

    Regards

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