In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Wish
Belkada Adele, and I hope Ive pronounced that correctly, from Algeria, has made a request for a Daily Dose of English. I would like you to teach me how to wish. Well, Belkada, your wish has come true. Wish basically means to want something a lot. We can use it to make wishes about the present and the future using wish and the past simple. We can also use it to talk about the future In a similar way we can use wish + would + infinitive without to (the bare infinitive). When we regret something in the past, we can use the past perfect. When we use wish + infinitive we are using a formal construction to say that we want something. And finally we can use wish in some fixed expressions And we have some idiomatic expressions that use wish.
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