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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    #1

    problem

    I hope these two are correct:

    "I wish Sarah would come." (= I wish it NOW)

    But if i report this, i am telling a story or sth, which of these is correct:

    "I wished Sarah would come." or "I wished Sarah would have come." ??

    Thanks a lot for your responses.


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    #2

    Re: problem

    As reported speech: "I said that I wished Sarah had come"

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    #3

    Re: problem

    What if the event you wished Sarah would attend has not occured yet, but the wish was in the past? "My party is starting in one hour. I wished Sarah would come, and she still might."

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