Wishes Lantern

How to Use "I Wish" in English

Do you have time for a 5-minute grammar lesson? I hope so! This is a simple yet really useful rule that all learners need to know. Let’s get started.

Using "I Wish"

Making a wish about the present

I wish / If Only + Past Tense

I wish I had blue eyes!

Making a wish about the past

I wish / If Only + Past Perfect Tense

I wish I had left school earlier

Your homework!

A genie has visited you! In the comments below, write down 3 wishes. 

1. A wish about the present

2. A wish about the past

3. A wish about someone else

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