TENSE TUESDAY: 'WISH' AND 'IF ONLY' TO COMPLAIN
22 / 12 / 2015
Hello everyone! Last week you might remember that we looked at WISH and IF ONLY to express regret. We use the construction WISH/IF ONLY PAST PERFECT to express remorse. Click on the link below to see that lesson. 

https://www.ziggurat.es/es/lecciones_ingles/index.asp?id=2704

This week we are looking at another way of using WISH and IF ONLY. We use the construction WISH/IF ONLY WOULD VERB to complain about a behaviour we disapprove of or to express annoyance with a present action

Example 1
: I wish you wouldn't work so hard. You need a break. 

Example 2: If only you wouldn't work so hard. You need a break. 

Example 3: I wish she would listen to her doctor and get surgery. 

Example 4: If only she would listen to her doctor and get surgery. 

Example 5: I wish my neighbours would be quiet late at night. 

Example 6: If only
my neighbours would be quiet late at night. 

That's all for today. What annoys you? Complain to us on our Facebook page using WISH or IF ONLY.

https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratEscuelaCorporativadeIdiomas/


We will see you tomorrow for Wordy Wednesday and our last post of 2015!