Skyhigh 3 Unit 9 - Wish

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Expressing present wishes, future hopes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the correct answer. I wish I ____ play the piano.

    • A.

      Would

    • B.

      Could

    Correct Answer
    B. Could
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "could" because it is used to express an ability or possibility in the past or present. In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a desire or a hypothetical situation of being able to play the piano.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the correct answer. I wish they ____ keep the noise down next door.

    • A.

      Would

    • B.

      Could

    Correct Answer
    A. Would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a desire or a polite request for the neighbors to keep the noise down. "Would" is used to talk about hypothetical or imagined situations, and in this case, it suggests that the speaker wants the neighbors to imagine or consider keeping the noise down. "Could" would also be grammatically correct in this sentence, but it would imply a different meaning - the speaker would be asking if the neighbors have the ability to keep the noise down.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the correct answer. I wish I ____ at home.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Either could be used here.

    Correct Answer
    C. Either could be used here.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation. The use of "wish" indicates that the speaker wants something to be different from reality. In this case, both "was" and "were" can be used interchangeably to convey the unreal or hypothetical meaning. The choice between "was" and "were" depends on the subject of the sentence. If the subject is "I" or a singular noun, "was" should be used. If the subject is "he," "she," "it," or a plural noun, "were" should be used.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the correct answer.  I wish I _____ the time to go next week.

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Had

    • C.

      Either could be used here.

    Correct Answer
    B. Had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had". This is because the sentence is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation in the past. The use of "wish" indicates that the speaker wants something that is not true or possible. Therefore, "had" is the correct past tense form of the verb "have" to complete the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the correct answer.  I wish ____ the manager.

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Seeing

    • C.

      To see

    Correct Answer
    C. To see
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to see" because the phrase "I wish" is followed by a verb in the infinitive form. In this case, the verb is "to see" which indicates the action that the speaker wishes to happen.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the correct answer.  I wish I _____, but I am so busy that I don't have the time.

    • A.

      Could have helped

    • B.

      Could help

    Correct Answer
    B. Could help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "could help". This is because the sentence is expressing a hypothetical situation in the present. The speaker is saying that they would like to help, but they are too busy to do so. The use of "could help" implies that if they were not busy, they would be able to help.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the correct answer.  I wish ____ all the best.

    • A.

      To you

    • B.

      You

    • C.

      Either could be used here.

    Correct Answer
    B. You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "you" because the phrase "I wish you all the best" is a common expression used to express good wishes or good luck to someone. The pronoun "you" is the correct choice here as it refers to the person to whom the speaker is addressing their wishes.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the correct answer.  I wish it ____ end soon.

    • A.

      Will

    • B.

      Would

    Correct Answer
    B. Would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation. The use of "would" indicates a desire or preference for the situation to be different from reality.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the correct answer.  They wished he ____ come skiing with them, but he hadn't recovered from the operation.

    • A.

      Would

    • B.

      Could

    • C.

      Either could be used here.

    Correct Answer
    B. Could
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the use of "could" is correct. The sentence is expressing a past unrealized possibility. The subject of the sentence is unable to come skiing with them because he hasn't recovered from the operation. The word "could" indicates that he had the ability or possibility to come skiing with them, but it didn't happen due to his condition. "Would" would not be appropriate in this context because it implies a future unrealized possibility or a conditional statement.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the correct answer.  Wish is a...

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    The word "wish" can function as both a verb and a noun. As a verb, it refers to expressing a desire or hope for something. As a noun, it refers to a desire or longing for something. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both" as "wish" can be used as both a verb and a noun.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the correct answer.  Is 'wish' a modal verb?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The word 'wish' is not a modal verb. Modal verbs include words like 'can', 'could', 'may', 'might', 'shall', 'should', 'will', 'would', 'must', 'ought to'. While 'wish' expresses a desire or hope, it does not have the same grammatical characteristics as modal verbs.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct answer.  'Wish' can be replaced by....

    • A.

      If

    • B.

      If only

    • C.

      Either could be used here.

    Correct Answer
    B. If only
    Explanation
    The word "wish" expresses a strong desire or longing for something that is not currently true or possible. "If only" is a phrase that is often used to express a strong wish or desire for something to be different or for a specific outcome to occur. Therefore, "If only" is a suitable replacement for "wish" in this context.

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  • 13. 

    Choose the correct answer. I wish I ____ at home.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Either could be used here.

    Correct Answer
    C. Either could be used here.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "wish" is used to express a hypothetical or unreal situation. According to the traditional rule, "was" is used with singular subjects (e.g., I, he, she, it) and "were" is used with plural subjects (e.g., we, you, they). However, in modern usage, "were" is often used with singular subjects in these hypothetical or unreal situations. Therefore, both "was" and "were" can be used in this sentence, making the answer "Either could be used here."

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