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Please, what's the difference between I wish I would have... and I wish I had...?
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?
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.
(PS: 'Wrongeddy' is a made up word.)