Wishes & Verb Tenses
Wishes is used to state the desire or want
Wishes can be used to used in the past, present and future.
Past Tense - past perfect verb tense is used to talk about the past
- We wish we had bought a bigger house.
- My sister wishes she had listened to her teachers.
- My husband wishes we had traveled to America.
Present Tense - the past verb tense is used to talk about the present
- I wish I could live in New York.
- My brother wishes he had a new car.
- We wish it wasn’t so hard to save money.
Future Tense - past tense modals verbs would and could are used to talk about the future.
- We do not like living in the city. We wish we could live in town.
- I wish the people next door would lower there radio.
- The rain is horrible. I wish it would stop.
Modal Verbs and Wishes - When verbs are used with wishes the sentence structure is Modal Verb + Have + V3/Past Participle