Wish + Past Simple Or Wish + Would

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Delcarpiomarco
D
Delcarpiomarco
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 4 | Total Attempts: 14,055
Questions: 9 | Attempts: 3,886

SettingsSettingsSettings
Wish + Past Simple Or Wish + Would - Quiz

WISH + PAST SIMPLE, WISH+ WOULD/WOULDN'T Use WISH + PAST SIMPLE to talk about things you would like to be different in the present/future (but which are impossible or unlikely)
After WISH you can use WAS or WERE with I, he, she, and it. Example: I wish I were taller.
Use WISH + person / thing + WOULD to talk about things we want to happen, or stop happening because they annoy us.
WISH + PAST PERFECT
Use WISH + PAST PERFECT to talk about things that happened or didn’t happen in the past and which you now regret.

Write Read moresentences with WISH + PAST SIMPLE or WISH + WOULD.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I didn't get the job because I can't speak French. I wish I ......................................

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "could speak French" because it completes the sentence and expresses a desire or regret about not being able to speak French. The use of "wish" indicates a hypothetical or unreal situation, suggesting that the person is expressing a wish for something that is not currently true.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    I'm fed up with my brother using my computer. I wish he ............................................

    Explanation
    The phrase "I wish he would stop using my computer" expresses a desire for the brother to cease using the speaker's computer. The use of "would" in the sentence indicates a hypothetical or imagined action, suggesting that the speaker wants their brother to stop using the computer in the future. This implies that the brother's current behavior of using the computer is unwanted and bothersome to the speaker.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    I'm really angry. You never help with the housework. I wish you...................................................

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would help with the housework." This is because the speaker expresses a desire for the person to help with the housework by using the phrase "I wish." The use of "would" in this context indicates a hypothetical or unreal situation, suggesting that the speaker wants the person to start helping with the housework, even though they currently do not.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Today is Sunday and I have to go to work tomorrow. I wish I ..............................................

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "didn't have to go to work tomorrow" is a wish expressed in the past tense. The speaker is stating that they wish they didn't have the obligation to go to work the following day. This implies that the speaker is not looking forward to going to work and would prefer to have a day off instead.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    My parents are driving me mad! They call me every day. . I wish they ...................................................

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wouldn't call me every day." In this sentence, the speaker expresses their frustration with their parents constantly calling them. By using the phrase "I wish," the speaker indicates a desire for their parents to stop calling them every day. The phrase "wouldn't call me every day" suggests a hypothetical situation in which the parents refrain from making daily phone calls, which would alleviate the speaker's annoyance.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    I'm always broke, because I don't earn much money. I wish ...................................

    Explanation
    The given answer "earned more money" completes the sentence by expressing the speaker's desire for a higher income. The sentence structure suggests that the speaker is explaining the reason for their constant state of being broke, which is their low earnings. By wishing to earn more money, the speaker implies that they believe it would solve their financial difficulties.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    I hardly see my boyfriend because he works at weekends. I wish he .............................................

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't work at weekends." This answer reflects the speaker's desire for their boyfriend to have weekends off from work, indicating that they would like to spend more time together.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    My boss really annoys me. She shouts all the time. I wish she .......................................................

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would stop shouting all the time." This answer completes the sentence and expresses a desire for the boss to change her behavior by stopping her habit of shouting.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 22, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Nov 04, 2012
    Quiz Created by
    Delcarpiomarco

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.