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blacknomi

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#1. I wish your dreams come true.
#2. I wish your dreams would come true.
#3. I hope your dreams come true.
#4. I hope your dreams would come true.
I found these 4 sentences on Google. But the second one seems to be the least correct. To my knowledge, I would say 'wish' is used to express ideas that are unreal, impossible or unlikely to happen in the future. Therefore, "I wish you feel better tomorrow." sounds funny. It makes me think that the speaker is a wolf in the sheep's clothing, unsincere anyway. So if I say #1 to someone, I don't really express my good wishes to him, rather, I hope his dreams fail. #3 sounds the best, and #4 is OK. If you want to express your good wishes, you should use "wish+noun" as in I wish you all the best.

Am I right on this?

Nowadays, parents indulge the children dreadfully that they not only give everything but also receive a tantrum throwing form their loved sons and daughters.
I hopethat it won't be happening in my family.
I am hopingthat it won't be happening in my family.
As far as I know, you use 'hope' in present tense to express a future idea. Are both sentences correct? Any difference?

I look forward to your answer.
 

Casiopea

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#1. I wish your dreams come true.
#2. I wish your dreams would come true. :D
#3. I hope your dreams come true. :D
#4. I hope your dreams will come true. :D

As for #1., it's my understanding that some speakers do in fact use "wish" and "hope" interchangeably--I wouldn't, though.

EX: I wish (that) my dreams would come true. (subjunctive)
EX: I hope (that) my dream will come true. (future)


I hope (that) it won't happen in my family. :D
I am hoping (that) it won't happen in my family. :D
 

blacknomi

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I wished you were here last night. The potluck was great! (subjuctive)
I had hoped that you would here last night. The potluck was great! (subjuctive)


Cas,
Are they the same? Both say that something didn't realize in the past. :?:
 

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blacknomi said:
I wished you were here last night. The potluck was great! (subjuctive)
I had hoped that you would here last night. The potluck was great! (subjuctive)


Cas,
Are they the same? Both say that something didn't realize in the past. :?:

1. Last night I did this, I wished (past tense i.e., made a wish) that you were here.

2. I had hoped that you would be here last night. 'last night' modifies 'you would be here', not 'had hoped'.
 
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