Subjunctive Wish Smp

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Subjunctive Wish Smp - Quiz

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. In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a desire to be able to play the piano, indicating that they do not currently possess that ability. Therefore, "could" is the appropriate word to use in this context.

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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 hypothetical situation. The word "would" is used to indicate this.

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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
    The sentence is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation, so both "was" and "were" can be used in this context. "Was" is used in the first person singular (I), while "were" is used in the first person plural and for all other persons (you, he, she, it, we, they). Therefore, both options are correct in this case.

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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" because the sentence is in the past tense and "had" is the past tense form of "have". The use of "had" indicates that the speaker did not have the time in the past to go next week.

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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
    In this sentence, the verb "wish" is followed by an infinitive verb form. The infinitive form of "see" is "to see." Therefore, the correct answer is "to see."

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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 phrase "could help" is used to indicate the ability or possibility of helping in this hypothetical scenario.

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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 phrase "I wish you all the best" is a common way to express good wishes or blessings to someone. In this context, "you" is the correct answer because it is the direct object of the verb "wish." The speaker is directly addressing the person they are wishing well, indicating that the correct pronoun to use is "you."

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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, "I wish" indicates a desire for something that is not currently true. The verb "would" is used to express hypothetical or unreal situations. Therefore, "would" is the appropriate choice to convey the speaker's wish for the situation to end soon.

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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 speaker is expressing a past unrealized wish. The use of "could" indicates that the subject had the ability or possibility to come skiing with them, but due to not having recovered from the operation, he was unable to do so. "Would" could also be used in this context, but it would imply a stronger desire or expectation for the subject to come skiing. Therefore, both "could" and "would" could be used here, but "could" is the more appropriate choice.

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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 the act of expressing a desire or hope for something. As a noun, it refers to a desire or longing for something that may or may not be attainable. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both" because "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, and ought to. 'Wish' is a verb that expresses a desire or longing for something, but it does not have the same characteristics or functions 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" indicates a desire for something that is not currently true or possible. "If only" is a phrase commonly used to express a strong wish or desire for something to be different or to happen in a certain way. 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 speaker is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation. Both "was" and "were" can be used in this context to convey the same meaning. The use of "was" is more common in informal speech, while "were" is considered more grammatically correct in formal writing. Therefore, either option can be used here depending on the level of formality desired.

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