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"Wish" "would" usage.

Post by tamerb » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:15 pm

Which sentence is correct?

I wish she called me.
I wish she would call me.

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Re: "Wish" "would" usage.

Post by Joe » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:49 am

The correct version is:
I wish she would call me. :ok:
Here you hope that she will call you now or in the future.

It is also possible to say:
I wish she HAD called me. :ok:
but that has a different meaning. Here you regret that she did not call you in the past.
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