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I would like a native speaker to answer my questions.
Help me, please.

1. I wish something interesting happened now.
2. I wish anything interesting happened now.
Then I would not be bored.

1) The first sentence is OK, isn't it?
The second sentence is very awkward, isn't it?
2) Can these sentences be rephrased like this?

I wish something interesting happened now. = It would be a good thing if something interesting happened now. = It is a pity something interesting does not happen now.
I wish anything interesting happened now. = It would be a good thing if anything interesting happened now. = It is a pity that nothing interesting happens now.
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Moivile1. I wish something interesting happened now.
2. I wish anything interesting happened now.
You can't use anything as the subject of a subordinate clause after I wish. Further, you can't use the past tense (or its equivalent subjunctive) in the context of wish and a non-stative verb like happen.

You only have a few choices with a non-stative verb:

I wish
something interesting would happen. (It has not happened yet.)

something interesting had happened. (It did not happen, contrary to your wish.)
I wish

an elephant would fall through the ceiling. (It has not happened yet.)
an elephant had fallen through the ceiling. (It did not happen, contrary to your wish.)

And only a few with a stative verb:

I wish
you were here to see it. (You are not here.)

you had been here to see it. (You were not here at that time.)
I wish

I owned a big house. (I don't own a big house.)
I had owned a big house. (I did not own a big house at that time.)
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I wish something interesting happened now and I wish anything interesting happened now are incorrect grammatically, so there is no point in trying to paraphrase them.

CJ

PS. You can use anything after I don't wish:

I don't wish anything would happen.
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No, the "happened" doesn't work with "now."

I wish something interesting would happen now.
I wish something interesting would happen.

As Mr. M told you about six times, do NOT use the "anything" version.
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The question has been answered many times and you have ignored the answers and repeated the question!
AnonymousNo, the "happened" doesn't work with "now."

I wish something interesting would happen now.
I wish something interesting would happen.

As Mr. M told you about six times, do NOT use the "anything" version.
You are wrong.

I wish something interesting happened now.

"happened" is a subjunctive II here. This form in wish-clause expresses a present action.

"would happen" is a future action here.
Of course, not every answer given in the forum is correct. But you seem so determined to reject all the answers you are given that I wonder why you ask questions here in the first place.
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khoffOf course, not every answer given in the forum is correct. But you seem so determined to reject all the answers you are given that I wonder why you ask questions here in the first place.

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