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Did you know that wish doing and wish to do have a totally different meaning and usage? For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how you can use these phrases with wish in your English conversations and writing!
Here are the example sentences:
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Using wish plus a gerund:
- I like traveling to Asia, but I wish going there was quicker.
- I wish learning another language was easier.
- I wish sitting in the sun wasn’t so dangerous. I love the beach.
Using wish plus an infinitive:
- I wish to go there every day.
- I wish to speak to the manager.
- I wish to make a complaint.
By the way, (and thanks to Oscar who commented via Disqus), it is grammatically correct in these examples to use is “were”, but in colloquial and spoken English “was” is more common:
– I like traveling to Asia, but I wish going there were quicker.
– I wish learning another language were easier.
– I wish sitting in the sun weren’t so dangerous. I love the beach.
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