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Written by Bob Wilson Robert Clifford McNair Wilson 2007 I wish and if only Exercise There are three distinct types of I wish / if only sentences: 1 Regrets with the PAST PERFECT (the third conditional) I wish I hadn't got so angry. 2 Wanting change for the present or future with the PAST SIMPLE I wish I had enough money to go to Mozambique this summer. 3 Complaints withWOULD + INFINITIVE I wish you wouldn't arrive so late all the time. Fill the gaps using the verbs in brackets. Regrets 1 I wish I .................................... drunk and kissed Samantha. (get NEGATIVE) 2 I wish it .................................... so much. The garden's turned to mud. (rain NEGATIVE) 3 If only I .................................... there, I wouldn't have got a fine. (park NEGATIVE) Wanting change 4 If only I ....................................more time for my hobbies. (have) 5 I wish it .................................... more often in Valencia.(rain) 6 I wish I .................................... to go to your nephew's wedding. (have NEGATIVE) Complaints 7 I wish you .................................... so much. You're a complete idiot when you're drunk. (drink NEGATIVE) 8 If only it ..................................... The garden's as dry as a bone. (rain) 9 I wish Samantha .................................... her hair more often. It looks so greasy all the time. (wash) Mixed 10 I wish you .................................... so horrible to your brother. He's a really nice bloke. (be NEGATIVE) 11 I wish the council .................................... that beautiful old house. It was part of the town's heritage. (demolish NEGATIVE) 12 If only I .................................... the money to go to Jon's wedding in The States. (have) 13 I wish I .................................... her she'd put on weight. She hates me now. (tell NEGATIVE) 14 I wish you .................................... to your mother like that. (speak NEGATIVE) 15 If only we .................................... a Hewlett Packard printer. The cartridges are so expensive. (buy NEGATIVE) 16 I wish Jorge .................................... so fast. It's only a matter of time before he kills someone. (drive NEGATIVE) Written by Bob Wilson Robert Clifford McNair Wilson 2007 Answers 1 I wish I hadn't got drunk and kissed Samantha. 2 I wish it hadn't rained so much. The garden's turned to mud. 3 If only I hadn't parked there, I wouldn't have got a fine. 4 If only I had more time for my hobbies. 5 I wish it rained more often in Valencia. 6 I wish I didn't have to go to your nephew's wedding. 7 I wish you wouldn't drink so much. You're a complete idiot when you're drunk. 8 If only it would rain. The garden's as dry as a bone. 9 I wish Samantha would wash her hair more often. It looks so greasy all the time. 10 I wish you weren't so horrible to your brother. He's a really nice bloke. 11 I wish the council hadn't demolished that beautiful old house. It was part of the town's heritage. 12 If only I had the money to go to Jon's wedding in The States. 13 I wish I hadn't told her she'd put on weight. She hates me now. 14 I wish you wouldn't speak to your mother like that. 15 If only we hadn't bought a Hewlett Packard printer. The cartridges are so expensive. 16 I wish Jorge wouldn't drive so fast. It's only a matter of time before he kills someone.

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