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    #1

    wish

    Hi

    I wish (that) most of your dreams came true.

    --- Can I omit "that"? Maybe it's better to say "I hope most of your dreams will come true", but I guess it's not the same as "I wish ..."?

    thanks

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    Re: wish

    Yes.

    When the that-clause is direct object or complement, the conjunction "that"
    is frequently omitted except in formal use, leaving a zero that-clause:
    I know it's late.

    It is similarly omitted frequently when a subject that-clause (with anticipatory it) is extraposed :
    It's a pity you don't know Russian.
    Last edited by ptetpe; 28-Jun-2009 at 11:18.

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    #3

    Re: wish

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I wish (that) most of your dreams came true.

    --- Can I omit "that"? Maybe it's better to say "I hope most of your dreams will come true", but I guess it's not the same as "I wish ..."?

    thanks
    In your sentence, I'd change came for would come, the reason being that you're not talking about a state, but an action.

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