Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 31 Wish and if only

What is the structure of a sentence with ‘with/if only’?
Can ‘wish’ and ‘if only’ be used to express regrets too?
Is it correct to use ‘were’ instead of ‘was’ in the sentence with ‘if’ and ‘wish’?

Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 31 Wish and if only (1)

  • We use wish/if only + a past form of verb to express a wish for something to happen or stop happening.
  • Wish/if only can also be used to express regret.
  • Wish/if only can be used with past perfect to express a wish about the past.
  • Were can be used instead of was after if and wish.

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