Answered By: Writing Center Last Updated: Apr 28, 2015 Views: 1
We use I wish ... would ... when we want something to happen or when we want somebody to do something. The speaker is not happy with the present situation.
e.g.: The phone has been ringing for five minutes. I wish somebody would answer it.
I wish ... would ... is also used to complain about things people do repeatedly.
e.g.: I wish you wouldn't keep interrupting me.
We use I wish ... would ... for actions and changes, not situations.
e.g.: I wish Sarah would come.
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