How to use 'wish'

In English, we use wish + past form verb when we want something now or in the future to lớn be different e.g. I wish I had more money. In English, we use wish + past perfect verb to lớn show we regret something (we want something in the past to be different) e.g. I wish I had listened lớn my mom & studied harder.

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Missing Words

Match these five missing words (or phrases) to the sentences:

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1. I enjoy working at my company because my trùm always gives ___ khổng lồ hard-workers.

2. I need to lớn take some ___ next week lớn go to my brother’s wedding.

3. I couldn’t get a loan because I"ve had ___ problems this year.

4. Although my pay is good, the ___ at my company are terrible!

5. How can you ___ Andy? Everything he does bothers me.

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1. I enjoy working at my company because my boss always gives recognition to hard-workers.

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2. I need lớn take some leave next week khổng lồ go lớn my brother’s wedding.

3. I couldn"t get a loan because I"ve had monetary problems this year.

4. Although my pay is good, the benefits at my company are terrible!

5. How can you put up with Andy? Everything he does bothers me.


Now complete the sentences with the simple past form of the verb:

1. I wish she (tell) me about her party before. I already have plans. 2. Danny wishes he (finish) work earlier every day. 3. My children wish that I (buy) them more presents every Christmas. 4. I wish I (not fill up) on appetizers, because the entrée looked fabulous and I didn’t get khổng lồ try it! 5. I wish I (get) paid twice a month instead of once a month. 6. Henry wishes he (go) to lớn Harvard because he would have sầu a better job by now. 7. I wish I (have) my không lấy phí time back.8. I wish I had (find) one of those jobs. 9. I wish I had (choose) a job with better benefits earlier. (choose)10. Are you serious? I wish I (can) get paid extra for working on holidays.

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