Wish / if only + the past simple is used when we express a wish: About a present situation: • I wish you loved

me. (= but you don’t love me) • If only she could cook. (= but she cannot drive) We can use were instead of was after I and he / she /it. I wish I was/were taller than you. (= but I’m not tall)

Wish / if only + the past perfect is used when we express a wish or regret: About the past it’s like the third conditional, it cannot be changed. • He wishes she had never met him. (= but she did meet her) • If only I hadn’t broken her heart. (= but I did break her heart)

Complete these sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets. Some sentences require a negative.
1.- Bruce wishes he …………………………… (have) more money so he could buy a new sweater. 2.- I wish it …………………………… (snow) now that it's Christmas. 3.- I wish I …………………………… (be) taller so that I could be in the basketball team. 4.- I wish you …………………………… (stop) watching television while I am talking to you. 5.- I wish you …………………………… (do) that. It annoys me. 6.- I wish the holidays …………………………… (come) so we could go off to the seaside. 7.- I wish they …………………………… (build) that block of flats right in front of our window. 8.- Of course Tom wishes he …………………………… (come) with us Paris, but he has to stay here and work. 9.- I wish we …………………………… (go) to the match on Saturday but we're visiting my uncle instead. 1O.- I wish you …………………………… (keep) your mouth shut yesterday. Now Mary knows everything. 11.- If only …………………………… (lose) all my money. Now I'm broke. 12.- Peter is always late. If only he …………………………… (turn up) on time for a change!

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