simple grammar⁣


Hope or Wish

Hope – to want something (possible) to happen in the future.
[Subject] + hope + [object] + [future tense verb phrase]⁣

Examples:⁣
I hope I win the race.
(I think it is possible for me to win)⁣
He hopes it doesn’t rain tomorrow.
(He thinks good weather is possible)⁣
She hopes the movie is good.
(She thinks it’s possible for the movie to be good)⁣

Wish – to want something (impossible/unlikely) to happen in the past, present, or future.
[Subject] + wish + [object] + [past tense verb phrase]⁣

Examples:⁣
I wish I had a new car.
(I don’t have a new car. I’m unlikely to get a new one)⁣
I wish I were taller.
(I’m not tall, and it’s unlikely/impossible for me to change)⁣
He wishes his boss were nicer
(His boss is not nice, and is unlikely to change)

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