184 – Wish Doing vs. Wish To Do – English Grammar Lesson

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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!

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Here are the example sentences:

Listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details

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.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael remembers going to the beach with his family when he was a kid.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Michael wants to be able to do something someday. What is it?

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