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“I wish you would be here” unacceptable in every context?

I was thinking about a situation when my friend is unwilling to stay with me, apparently he is just trying to come up with an excuse for not showing up the next day. I am nearly sure he is not going ...
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It isn’t raining - I wish it would rain. Why not “I wish it was raining”?

I thought I understood the wish clauses but I have just found this example: Situation: It isn’t raining. Your wish: I wish it would rain. Isn't this the situation where I should use the ...
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Can “wish the weather would be good tomorrow” be correct?

My teacher told me that for future, I have to use “hope”. But what about a situation like this: the weather has been bad for a few days and I am annoyed, impatient as tomorrow I go hiking. So I say “ ...
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I wish I could done(do something)

Which sentence is correct 1 or 2 ? First sentence is correct in English Grammar In Use Book at Unit 41. But i didn't understand why they didn't use heard instead of hear. I hear the party was ...
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'I wish I met her now .' Is this correct?

Sometimes 'wish' subjuctive makes me(non-native speaker) confused. So, which is correct? I live here, she lives abroad. Somthing happend now, so I want to talk to her. In this situation: a. I wish I ...
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what sentence is the best?

Is it possible to write that I wish I could have seen you when you are playing with your band in Italy next week but it will not be possible.(think this one is not correct) could have seen refers to ...
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I wish or I do wish

I don’t understand, what is the difference in meaning between: I wish I do wish ? Does the use of “do” make the wish stronger?
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which one correct “I wish i could get more info. or ”I wish i could have gotten more info.?

I was playing a game called "The Evil Within 2" in which the male protagonist is searching for his daughter Lily. In search for her, he enters a building and finds an injured person laying on the ...
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wish to be vs. wish I was

what is the difference between "I wish to be a pilot" and "I wish I was a pilot"? To me it sounds like "I wish to be" refers to the future while "I wish I was" refers to an imaginary status in the ...
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Why is would incorrect in “He wishes he would live near the sea.”?

He likes to swim. He wishes he would live near the sea. (Incorrect) He likes to swim. He wishes he lived near the sea. (Correct) Why is the first one incorrect, it is something that can change, the ...
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Meaning of “wish”

What is the meaning of "I wish _____ were _____."? Does it mean that I would prefer this thing to be the case (a) or that overall, it would be better if it were the case? Examples: I wish I ...
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Wish & Hope & “have”

I'm learning English with "English Grammar in Use. 2012 4-ed. by Murphy R." book and I'm confused with an explanation in Unit 41 "Wish". It's said there that it's ok to say "I wish you a pleasant ...
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Talk about regrets- “I wish I would have a dog” Vs “I wish I had a dog”

I wish I would have a dog. I wish I had a dog. What's the difference between the two. I was told the first one is to describe something unreal. The second one is something you would like to ...
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Using wish for present or future tenses

Is the sentence below correct: I wish he goes to where he loves. Please supply reasons for your answers.
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I wish time would stop now or I wish time stopped now

Which one is correct? And if there are problems, what they are and why? I wish time would stop now. I wish time stopped now. or I wish the bus stopped here. I wish the bus would ...
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Usage of wish for expressing regret

I was given a test with following question: Don’t you wish we _______ ten years ago? had met meet met have met I selected the first answer ('had met') assuming that this sentence ...
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I wish I could have p.p/had p.p

Albate I think this issue is pertaining to the standard or slang English, Still I want to ensure if it's related to that or not. Since I came across many times in movies and some everyday english ...
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Expressing wishes about the present [duplicate]

When one wants to express wishes about the present, future or generally how it should be done. For example how should I say that it would be better to study history of fashion instead of biology: ...
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“wish” with bare infinitive: “the wish that the truth be unveiled”

Could anyone please clarify why "be" was used in the sentence? As far as I know this kind of structure can be used when you suggest, demand, or require something. But with "wish," I have no clue. ...
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past simple or present in this case: “It would be nice to see you before I leave (left).”

I am going on holidays in two days for two weeks, but before going I would like to see my friend: shall I say It would be nice to see you before I leave. It would be nice to see you before I ...
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Wish … No More/Anymore

I've came across a question which asks for the correct sentence: I wish you wouldn't do rude remarks at me no more. I wish you didn't make rude remarks about me no more. I wish you wouldn't make rude ...
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“wish you have sweet dreams” and “hope you have sweet dreams” — are they grammatical?

I hear people say, or read people write, stuff like: (I/we) Wish you have sweet dreams (I/we) Wish you have a good day (I/we are?) Wishing you have a Happy New Year! are these ...
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Difference between “could come” and “could've come”

E.g "i wish i could come to the party" "I wish i could have come to the party" What is the difference between these two sentences? I heard a girl talking to other girl "wish you could come" ...
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Wish clause with different tenses

I have encountered a question related to wish clauses. According to the answer key, the answer must be like this I wish you had not bought a camera already as my cousin works in a camera shop and ...
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was VS. were after even though, even if, unless, wish et cetera

Comprehensively updated Thanks. Nonetheless, my specific question is something like this one:She came to terms with the fact that, even though this was a bad situation, God does not make mistakes, ...
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“..I wish you_____________that record player.”

If sentences make a sense, then what is the difference between them in terms of meaning and where / when to use each one ? I am trying to study.I wish you would turn down that record player. I ...