wish clauses?

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I have heard that Wish clauses can only work with the tenses below

Present and future:

-Simple past

-could V1

-would

Past:

-Past perfect

-could have done

Is it true or is there any other tense or sturucture???
Junior Member91
Simple past ( I wish I were younger.)

-could V1 (I wish I could lift this rock.)


-would (I wish I would get better tomorrow.)

Past:

-Past perfect (I wish I had done it another way.)
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For example, can past continous work in wish clauses???
Gencebay90For example, can past continous work in wish clauses???
"I wish it was not raining so heavily" is one of the examples.
Yoong Liat
Gencebay90For example, can past continous work in wish clauses???
"I wish it was not raining so heavily" is one of the examples.
Present and future:

-Simple past

-could V1

-would

Past:

-Past perfect

-could have done

A person whose knowledge I really trust says that No other tense but the above tenses can't work in wish clauses
Gencebay90
Yoong Liat
Gencebay90For example, can past continous work in wish clauses???
"I wish it was not raining so heavily" is one of the examples.
A person whose knowledge I really trust says that No other tense but the above tenses can't work in wish clauses
A person whose knowledge I really trust says that No other tense but the above tenses can't work in wish clauses.

I don't understand what you're saying. Could you please rephrase the sentence?
There is a person I know and that person claims/says that past progressive doesn't work in wish clauses; in actual fact no other tenses apart from the tenses I wrote above don't work

Emotion: smile
If you blindly trust that guy, why did you ask us that question?
Koh has given you a detailed explanation, but you choose to ignore it. Emotion: sad
Full Member393
Gencebay90There is a person I know and that person claims/says that past progressive doesn't work in wish clauses; in actual fact no other tenses apart from the tenses I wrote above don't work:)
I wish it was not raining so heavily. (Are you saying that this sentence is wrong? If you think so, I can understand you. However, please ask your friend whether the sentence is correct. If s/he tells you it's wrong, he should join our Forum to improve his English.)

Best wishes.
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