How to use 'Wish' in a Sentence.
In today’s blog post we are going to be having a look at how we can use wish in a sentence. Usually we use wish when we are speaking about imaginary or hypothetical scenarios (not to be confused with hope, you can find more information on this here.)
There are a few grammatical rules we must follow when using wish in a sentence.
Wishes About the Present & Future
When we are speaking about the present or future we use wish + past simple:
- I wish I studied languages at school (I don’t study language at school)
- I wish I could break up with my girlfriend but we are in quarantine together! (I can’t break up with my girlfriend because we are in quarantine together.
We can also use wish + past continuous to express a desire to be doing something else at a particular moment.
- I wish I was sunbathing right now.
- I wish I was working from the office instead of having to work from home
Wishes About the Past
We can use wish + past perfect to express a regret about the past.
- I wish I hadn’t spent so much money this weekend.
- I wish I hadn’t been so lazy at school.
I hope you’ve found this guide helpful, if you have any questions leave a comment below!