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Wish - conditional #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:53 am   Wish - conditional
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "Gerund or Infinitive", question 3

Sometimes I wish I ......... what the future holds.

(a) know
(b) known
(c) knew
(d) knows

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "Gerund or Infinitive", answer 3

Sometimes I wish I knew what the future holds.

Correct answer: (c) knew
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Wish - conditional #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:47 am   Wish - conditional
 

Hi,
You have found the correct answer. As a rule, we use the past tense after the verb wish, as in the example.
I wish I knew her address so that I can visit her. (but I don't know it, so I can't visit her)
You can also say:
I wished I had known her address...(but I didn't know it)
Hope this helps.
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