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Old 06-19-2010, 07:44 PM
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‘They wish they were younger.’ = They are older than they want to be.
‘She wishes she was going too.’ = She wants to go, but she can not.
‘I wish I knew the way home.’ = I want to go home, but I don’t know the way.
Complaining
When someone does something which makes us angry we can use wish:
‘I wish you wouldn’t do that’
Imagine that you share an apartment with somebody. He is very lazy. You can complain by using wish + would:
‘I wish you would wash the dishes.’
‘I wish you wouldn’t leave your clothes on the floor.’
‘I wish you would be cleaner.’
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