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I wish/ If only

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Andreea Ionita

on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of I wish/ If only

I wish/ If only
GRAMMAR EXPLANATION
* "I wish" and " If only" mean the
same
and are both used
to express a wish or a regret
.

* In spanish it means
ojalá
.
GRAMMAR EXPLANATION


WISHES


- Talking about the
PRESENT
events
+ PAST SIMPLE
.
Eg.
I wish/If only I were rich. (I am not)

- Talking about the
PAST
events
+ PAST PERFECT
.
Eg.
I wish/If only I had studied for the exam. ( I have not)

- Wish/ If only
+ WOULD
.
We can only use wish + would to talk about things we can’t change
.
Eg.
I wish/If only you wouldn't borrow my things without asking
.

EXERCICES
2 I wish it ___________________ so much. The garden's turned to mud. (rain NEGATIVE)
3 If only I ___________________ there, I wouldn't have got a fine. (park NEGATIVE)
4 If only I ___________________ more time for my hobbies. (have)
5 I wish it ___________________ more often in Valencia. (rain)
6 I wish I ___________________ to go to your nephew's wedding. (have NEGATIVE)
ANSWERS
1 I wish I hadn't got drunk and kissed Samantha. (get NEGATIVE)
2 I wish it hadn't rained so much. The garden's turned to mud. (rain NEGATIVE)
3 If only I hadn't parked there, I wouldn't have got a fine. (park NEGATIVE)
4 If only I had more time for my hobbies. (have)
5 I wish it rained more often in Valencia. (rain)
6 I wish I didn't have to go to your nephew's wedding. (have NEGATIVE)




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