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IwishandifonlyExercise

TherearethreedistincttypesofIwish/ifonly sentences:
1Regrets withthePASTPERFECT(thethirdconditional)
IwishIhadn'tgotsoangry.
2WantingchangeforthepresentorfuturewiththePASTSIMPLE
IwishIhadenoughmoneytogotoMozambiquethissummer.
3Complaints with WOULD+INFINITIVE
Iwishyouwouldn'tarrivesolateallthetime.
Fillthegapsusingtheverbsinbrackets.
Regrets
1 IwishI....................................drunkandkissedSamantha.(getNEGATIVE)
2 Iwishit....................................somuch.Thegarden'sturnedtomud.(rainNEGATIVE)
3 IfonlyI....................................there,Iwouldn'thavegotafine.(parkNEGATIVE)
Wantingchange
4 IfonlyI.................................... moretimeformyhobbies.(have)
5 Iwishit....................................moreofteninValencia. (rain)
6 IwishI....................................togotoyournephew'swedding.(haveNEGATIVE)
Complaints
7 Iwishyou....................................somuch.You'reacompleteidiotwhenyou'redrunk.
(drinkNEGATIVE)
8 Ifonlyit.....................................Thegarden'sasdryasabone.(rain)
9 IwishSamantha....................................herhairmoreoften.Itlookssogreasyallthetime.
(wash)
Mixed
10 Iwishyou....................................sohorribletoyourbrother.He'sareallynicebloke.(be
NEGATIVE)
11 Iwishthecouncil....................................thatbeautifuloldhouse.Itwaspartofthetown's
heritage.(demolishNEGATIVE)
12 IfonlyI....................................themoneytogotoJon'sweddinginTheStates.(have)
13 IwishI....................................hershe'dputonweight.Shehatesmenow.(tell
NEGATIVE)
14 Iwishyou....................................toyourmotherlikethat.(speakNEGATIVE)
15 Ifonlywe....................................aHewlettPackardprinter.Thecartridgesareso
expensive.(buyNEGATIVE)
16 IwishJorge....................................sofast.It'sonlyamatteroftimebeforehekills
someone.(driveNEGATIVE)

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WrittenbyBobWilsonRobertCliffordMcNairWilson2007

Answers
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IwishIhadn'tgotdrunkandkissedSamantha.

Iwishithadn'trainedsomuch.Thegarden'sturnedtomud.

IfonlyIhadn'tparkedthere,Iwouldn'thavegotafine.

IfonlyIhadmoretimeformyhobbies.

IwishitrainedmoreofteninValencia.

IwishIdidn'thavetogotoyournephew'swedding.

Iwishyouwouldn'tdrinksomuch.You'reacompleteidiotwhenyou'redrunk.

Ifonlyitwouldrain.Thegarden'sasdryasabone.

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IwishSamanthawouldwashherhairmoreoften.Itlookssogreasyallthetime.
Iwishyouweren'tsohorribletoyourbrother.He'sareallynicebloke.

11

Iwishthecouncilhadn'tdemolishedthatbeautifuloldhouse.Itwaspartofthetown'sheritage.

12

IfonlyIhadthemoneytogotoJon'sweddinginTheStates.

13

IwishIhadn'ttoldhershe'dputonweight.Shehatesmenow.

14

Iwishyouwouldn'tspeaktoyourmotherlikethat.

15

Ifonlywehadn'tboughtaHewlettPackardprinter.Thecartridgesaresoexpensive.

16

IwishJorgewouldn'tdrivesofast.It'sonlyamatteroftimebeforehekillssomeone.

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WrittenbyBobWilsonRobertCliffordMcNairWilson2007