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What is the difference between 'I wish' and 'I'm wishing'?



 
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What is the difference between 'I wish' and 'I'm wishing'? #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:11 am   What is the difference between 'I wish' and 'I'm wishing'?
 

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Modal Verbs", question 2

I'm wishing I could help you with this grammatical problem but I'm afraid I can't.

(a) I'm wishing
(b) grammatical
(c) afraid

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Modal Verbs", answer 2

I wish I could help you with this grammatical problem but I'm afraid I can't.

Correct entry: I wish
The error was: (a) I'm wishing
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What is the difference between 'I wish' and 'I'm wishing'? #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:19 am   What is the difference between 'I wish' and 'I'm wishing'?
 

'I wish' is the correct answer. 'Wish' is one of those verbs that by its very meaning indicates 'continuousness' and so it is unnecessary to put this verb in a continuous form.

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