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1) I wish I get to go to the first day show of Endgame.

Is the aforementioned sentence correct or do I need to change the verb from "get" to "got" as it done in the subjunctive mood.

2) I wish I got to go the first day show of Endgame?

How would a native speaker say the same thing using the "I wish" structure?

  • I wish cannot be used for the future. I hope is used for the future. I wish I could go is just a wish in the present. It is not a future like: I'm going to the show tomorrow. – Lambie Feb 22 at 20:44
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wish + would is used to express a wish for something to happen, or to stop happening:

  • I wish you would put those shelves up soon. (He/she has such expectation.)

wish + past is used to express a wish for things to be different.

  • I wish I lived in a big city. (He/she doesn't live in a big city.)

To express a wish about the past, the structure wish + the past perfect is used.

  • I wish I hadn't lied to her. (He/she lied to her.)
  • Thanks very much. So is the sentence " I wish I get to go to the first day show of Endgame" incorrect? – Shivam Feb 22 at 12:09
  • Yes. I think subject + wish + subject + present simple is incorrect in standard English. I suggest you have a look at the examples of some dictionaries. – apadana Feb 22 at 12:21
  • @Shivam, this page explains it clearly: dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/common-verbs/… – apadana Feb 22 at 12:36
  • All yours are right and it is correct to say simple present is wrong with I wish. I wish cannot express a future, only I hope. – Lambie Feb 22 at 20:46
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You can use Simple present tense to describe future with the help of wish / hope etc.

e.g. I hope she forgives me if I give her chocolate.

In your example below is correct.

1) I wish I get to go to the first day show of Endgame.

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