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Thread: wish

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    Red face wish


    thank you for answering my previous question. You have made it very clear

    Yet I have another question...
    what is the difference between "I wish it would rain" and "I wish it was raining"?
    Does it first example mean it hasn't rained for a few days or weeks and I really want it to rain? like when there's been a drought?

    Thank you!!
    Last edited by FAWN; 21-Feb-2007 at 22:19.

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    Re: wish

    I wish it would rain- refers to the future
    I wish it was raining- refers to now

    So, you're right to use the first in a drought.


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