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