Expressing Wishes

PİŞMANLIK İFADE ETME

1 – İngilizce Öğretmeni ( Bireysel – Kişiye Özel – İngilizce Öğretmeni )
2 –
İngilizce Öğretmeni ( 4 kişilik gruplara  – İngilizce Öğretmeni )

Hiç ingilizce bilmeyenlerden başlayarak genel ingilizce,yds,ielts,proficiency ve toefl ibt,toefl pbt dersleri birebir özel ders şeklinde yada 4 kişiden oluşan homojen gruplarda verilir.

Study the examples.

I wish I were 15 years old now. (1) (but I’m not)
(unreal present)

She wishes she could speak English fluently(2) (but she cant)

I wish I were a beauty queen.
= If only I were a beauty queen. (3)

I wish you had been with me while I was being operated on. (4)

I wish I had seen the doctor long ago. (5) (but I didint see the doctor)
If only Ihad seen the doctor long ago. (6)

As you see, we use the simple past after the verb wish to express a present situation we want to be different (1)


Expressing wishes

Study the examples.

I wish I were 15 years old now. (1) (but I’m not.)
(unreal present)

 

She wishes she could speak English fluently. (2) 8but she cant)

I wish I were a beauty queen.
= If only I were a beauty queen. (3)
I wish you had been with me while I was being operated on. (4)

I wish I had seen the doctor long ago. (5) (but I didnt see the doctor)
If only I had seen the doctor long ago. (6)

As you see, we use the simple past after the verb wish to Express a present situation we want to be different (1) or events(2). We can use if only instead of I wish to state our wish emphatically.(3,6)
We use the past perfect after the verb wish to express regret about unreal past situations (4) or events (5), that is, something happened or didnt happen in the past.

Exercise 1 .  Make meaningful sentences, paying attention to the meaning of the sentences below. Begin with I wish.

1  Unfortunately I believed him but he isa liar.
2  The camp we stayed in wasnt clean.
3  I am sorry I failed in the exam.
4  My father didnt stop while the light was red, so he was fined.
5  Janet  used her fathers car although she didnt have a driving licence.
6  Tom caused an accident because he was drunk.
7  As they werent punctual, they were dismissed.
8  They didnt take me  to hospital.
9  It was necessary for you to be respectful to your parents but you werent.
10  It was wrong but  they still hit the old man.

Test on wish-clauses

Exercise 349.  Choose the item which completes the sentence best.

1  I feel quite ill now. I wish I ………………….that last piece of cream cake.

a.  had eaten
b.  ate
c.  hadnt eaten
d.  didnt eat

2  I wish you ……………………me earlier that you wouldnt be able to pick Sarah up from school.

a.  told
b.  had told
c.  hadnt told
d.  didnt tell

3  She  wishes  she …………………you but I really dont know how I can.

a.  could helped
b.  can help
c.  couldnt help
d.  could help

4  He’s always boasting about how rich his family is. I wish he ……………………

a.  doesnt do
b.  couldnt do
c.  would do
d.  wouldnt do

5  I wish I ………………thinner, then I could wear tighter fitting clothes.

a.  were
b.  am
c.  had been
d.  had

6  I bet she wishes she ………….. while she was drunk.

a.  had drove
b.  hadnt driven
c.  didnt drive
d.  drove

7  If only you had explained why you were late she ………………….. so angry.

a.  would have been
b.  couldnt have been
c.  must have been
d.  might not have been

8  They dont know where the son is. They wish they …………………

a.  had
b.  do
c.  did
d.  could

9  Look at the wether! I wish it ……………..

a.  would stop rain
b.  stopped raining
c.  would stopped raining
d.  would stop raining

10  I wish you ………………… with us to Marmaris instead of going to Ankara. We had a really nice time.

a.  had come
b.  hadnt come
c.  come
d.  came

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