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    ''I wish I..."

    Hi there,
    Please, what's the difference between I wish I would have... and I wish I had...?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi there,
    Please, what's the difference between I wish I would have... and I wish I had...?
    Thanks.
    You don't say I wish I would have; you say I wish I had or I wish I could have.

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    You don't say I wish I would have; you say I wish I had or I wish I could have.
    thanks.
    that's what my doubt is all about. I found many entries on COCA for I wish I would have . besides, I saw I wish you would, posted by a teacher, in this forum.
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks.
    that's what my doubt is all about. I found many entries on COCA for I wish I would have . besides, I saw I wish you would, posted by a teacher, in this forum.
    thanks.
    I wish you would is perfectly all right, jctgf.
    But with a stative verb used (like have or be) or any other verb denoting state (not action), you don't use would.

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    I wish you would is perfectly all right, jctgf.
    But with a stative verb used (like have or be) or any other verb denoting state (not action), you don't use would.
    Thanks a lot for your interest!
    I found 64 entries on COCA for I wish I would. Maybe it's one of those things in English that may not be grammatically correct but is widely used. A few excerpts from Coca:

    It's almost like sometimes I wish I would have died.

    Well, I tell you the truth, I wish I would have had one, because if I did, I wouldn't have

    I think I've accomplished what I wanted to accomplish in college.

    Obviously, I wish I would have had a chance for the Heisman but

    I wish I would have had a chance to play, " Paye said. " But

    how I wish I would have handled something ...

    I wish I would have been there

    I wish I would have gone ahead and died instead of going through all this torture

    The Washington Post and say, look, here's some dirt on Bush I wish I would have got, write something bad about it.

    I wish I would have paid more attention in my classes.

    They tend to use this as an excuse to stop working. I wish I would have paid more attention in my classes.

    I'm glad I'm done. My part is done. I wish I would have gotten a chance to talk about Derrick a little more.

    What do you think?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Thanks a lot for your interest!
    I found 64 entries on COCA for I wish I would. Maybe it's one of those things in English that may not be grammatically correct but is widely used. A few excerpts from Coca:

    It's almost like sometimes I wish I would have died.

    Well, I tell you the truth, I wish I would have had one, because if I did, I wouldn't have

    I think I've accomplished what I wanted to accomplish in college.

    Obviously, I wish I would have had a chance for the Heisman but

    I wish I would have had a chance to play, " Paye said. " But

    how I wish I would have handled something ...

    I wish I would have been there

    I wish I would have gone ahead and died instead of going through all this torture

    The Washington Post and say, look, here's some dirt on Bush I wish I would have got, write something bad about it.

    I wish I would have paid more attention in my classes.

    They tend to use this as an excuse to stop working. I wish I would have paid more attention in my classes.

    I'm glad I'm done. My part is done. I wish I would have gotten a chance to talk about Derrick a little more.

    What do you think?

    Thanks.
    The sentences appear to be used in a colloquial way, mainly in speech. They don't look correct in my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I wish you would is perfectly all right, jctgf.
    But with a stative verb used (like have or be) or any other verb denoting state (not action), you don't use would.
    I wish you would be quiet.
    I wish you would have more patience.

    wish + would + bare inf. = impatience, annoyance, dissatisfaction with the present situation.

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    I wish you would be quiet.
    In this case, the verb be doesn't denote state, but action - changing from being loud to being quiet:

    I wish you would be (= would become) quiet.

    I wish you were (not would be) younger can be a good example of a stative meaning of the verb be.

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    Dear jctgf:

    I wish I (or you, or he, etc.) would have is commonly used.

    Grammatically, it is wrongeddy-wrong-wrong!! and makes my ears hurt when I hear it.
    It's one of the strange cases of people inventing a non-standard form that takes more effort than the standard form. Another (grating) example is 'Where is it at?' 'Where are you going to?'
    In both these cases, the speakers force themselves to say one more word than the standard form requires.

    best wishes,

    Petra

    (PS: 'Wrongeddy' is a made up word.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    Dear jctgf:

    I wish I (or you, or he, etc.) would have is commonly used.

    Grammatically, it is wrongeddy-wrong-wrong!! and makes my ears hurt when I hear it.
    It's one of the strange cases of people inventing a non-standard form that takes more effort than the standard form. Another (grating) example is 'Where is it at?' 'Where are you going to?'
    In both these cases, the speakers force themselves to say one more word than the standard form requires.

    best wishes,

    Petra

    (PS: 'Wrongeddy' is a made up word.)
    thanks a lot!
    I agree with you. the simpler/more_simple way should be the only way for everything!


    PS: I just have a doubt clarified and another one comes up. simpler or more simple, please? found both on COCA

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