Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
towards a lower place, position or section
likely
downward
previously
minutely
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

When do we use 'wish'? Waht tense we should use in the sentence?



 
ESL/EFL Worksheets and Handouts for Students Printable, photocopiable, clearly structured
Designed for teachers and individual learners
For use in a classroom, at home, on your PC
ESL Forums | English Vocabulary, Grammar and Idioms
personnel appraisal sentence | Walk-on rentals?
listening exercisestell a friend
Message
Author
When do we use 'wish'? Waht tense we should use in the sentence? #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 16, 2009 19:04 pm   When do we use 'wish'? Waht tense we should use in the sentence?
 

1--usage of would /will...i know would is the past tense but
i heard peopl using would as future tense also....

2-- usage of can/could....

3--when we use WISH ..wat tense we should use in the whole sentence.
e.g...

i wish i would be with you so i could have served you.i could hav cooked food for you.i wouldnot had foought with u ever.

please check this sentence if i am right or wrong.
Rafiza
New Member


Joined: 14 Nov 2009
Posts: 3

When do we use 'wish'? Waht tense we should use in the sentence? #2 (permalink) Mon Nov 16, 2009 19:37 pm   When do we use 'wish'? Waht tense we should use in the sentence?
 

Hi Rafiza,
You cannot say " I wish I would..", We use I wish ....would when we want something to change or somebody 'else to do something.
I wish someone would answer the telephone.

We use past with wish e.g. I wish I knew her phone number.
We use past perfect e.g I wish I had known that Ann was ill.
We use I wish.....would
_________________
Give your smile to everyone but give your heart to only one
Rfaleet
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 23 Feb 2009
Posts: 110

Want to learn about the future tenses? Read this story and smileEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!This newsletter tells you all about English! Subscribe to free email English course
When do we use 'wish'? Waht tense we should use in the sentence? #3 (permalink) Mon Nov 16, 2009 19:42 pm   When do we use 'wish'? Waht tense we should use in the sentence?
 

Please use a meaningful title for your forum messages: What is a meaningful message title and why is it important?

TOEIC listening, photographs: In the workshop
Torsten
Learning Coach
Torsten Daerr

Joined: 25 Sep 2003
Posts: 17347
Location: EU

usage of wish with past tense #4 (permalink) Tue Nov 17, 2009 14:48 pm   usage of wish with past tense
 

thnx sir....

cz u please check the foloowin sentnces..

1.i wish i was with you.
2.i wish i had studied well.
3.i wish you would have got my mail.
4.i wish i had made tea for u.
5.i wish i could get her address.
Rafiza
New Member


Joined: 14 Nov 2009
Posts: 3

Display posts from previous:   
personnel appraisal sentence | Walk-on rentals?
ESL Forums | English Vocabulary, Grammar and Idioms All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on ESL EFL Forums
You just sent a payment to vs. you've just sent a payment toa powerpoint slides about the passive voiceWork in Plural formAM versus AREclose or closerI wonder what our teacher will sayam tavelling vs am going to travellappraise personnelSentence: The doctor suggested that Lisa relax more and stop working too hard.Yes, I would like to take up the test...had been + "seeming" or "looking" or "appearing"?English Mistakes?...After that, you can proceed...

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Subscribe to FREE email English course
First name E-mail