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B2_Wish / If only

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Date Shared: 30 June 2020

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Use: Wish and If only can be used: a) To wish for an ability now or in the future. I wish I could play the guitar! If only I could dance like that! I wish I could go to your wedding next week, but I can’t. If only I could see my grandmother more often, but I can’t. b) To wish that something could be true at the moment. I wish I had long hair! If only I were taller! c) To wish that something was happening at the moment. I wish I was lying on the beach right now! If only I was lying on the beach right now! d) To wish that something kept happening again and again, or to wish it could stop happening. I wish you wouldn’t shout so loudly. If only he wouldn’t shout so loudly. e) To wish that something in the past had happened in a different way. I wish I had studied for my exam! If only I hadn’t argued with him! Form: To wish for an ability now or in the future. I wish (that) / If only + subject + could + infinitive verb I wish that I could sing. If only I could come to Australia too! To wish that something could be true at the moment. I wish (that) / If only + subject + past simple I wish I had a pony. I wish I was rich. When using the verb ‘be’, you can use ‘were’ for all persons. I wish I were rich. If only I were rich. To wish that something was happening at the moment. I wish (that) / If only + subject + past continuous I wish that this traffic was moving. If only this traffic was/were moving! To wish that something kept happening again and again, or to wish it could stop happening. I wish (that) / If only + subject + would + infinitive I wish you would tidy up more often. Often: I wish (that) / If only + subject + would stop + verb-ing I wish he would stop shouting. I wish (that) / If only + subject + wouldn’t keep + verb-ing I wish you wouldn’t keep hitting me. To wish that something in the past had happened in a different way. I wish (that) / If only + past perfect I wish I had studied for my exam! If only I hadn’t argued with him!

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Which word completes the sentence? I wish I ____ come to the zoo with you next weekend, but I’m going to be busy.
could
Which sentence is NOT correct?
I wish could do that!
Which word completes the sentence? I’m sorry I made you angry. I wish I ____ shouted at you.
hadn’t
Which sentence is correct?
I wish I were going to the beach with my friends!
Your colleague talks a lot and you don’t like it. What could you say?
If only he would be quiet!
What CANNOT go in the space? He’s really handsome! If only I ___ ten years younger!
would be
Your computer isn’t working. What could you say?
If only this computer were working!
You want to go to Sally’s party, but you can’t. What can you say?
I wish I could go to your party.
You saw a great cellphone on sale but you didn’t have enough money. The next day, you go to the shop. It has been sold. What do you say?
If only I’d had more money with me yesterday!

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30 June 2020

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