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I want to express regret for not having studied more English when I was a kid. Is this sentence correct?

I wish I had studied English further.

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Yes, from here:

We use wish + past perfect to express a regret, or that we want a situation in the past to be different.

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  • and the adjective further is well applied? – Pedro Jul 29 '13 at 15:04
  • I see no problem with it; it would mean e.g. that you studied some English when you were a child, but that you regret not having studied it more. – Renan Jul 29 '13 at 15:08
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    I can't imagine a native speaker using "further" this way. The most natural phrasing is "studied English more". (There's nothing technically wrong with it though, it just sounds unnatural.) – David Schwartz Jul 29 '13 at 17:41
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    Maybe it does sound a bit unnatural, but it's not way off. I mean, these sound okay: I wish I had gone further with my education; I wish I had gone further and considered other options; I wish I had studied further – I only have an associates degree; I wish I had studied further and THEN opened my business; I figured out the puzzle only after I had examined it further; etc. – J.R. Jul 29 '13 at 21:37

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