How to Express Wishes in the Past, Present and Future

The phrase "I wish/If only…" is the most common structure used to talk about our wishes.


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Learn How to Express Wishes in English.

How to Express Wishes in English

There are three distinct types of I wish/ If only sentences:

  • Wish about the present.
  • Wish about the past.
  • Wish about the future.

Wishes about the Present

How to Express Wishes about the present

Wishes about the Past

Wishes about the Past

Wishes about the Past

Wishes about the present, Past

Wishes about the Future

Wishes about the Future
Wishes about the Future

Wish vs. If only

Wish vs. If only

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