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1 I don't understand this point of grammar. I wish I ______ it better.
understood
would understand
had understood

2 It never stops raining here. I wish it ______ raining.
stopped
would stop
had stopped

3 I should never have said that. I wish I ______ that.
didn't say
wouldn't say
hadn't said

4 I miss my friends. I wish my friends ______ here right now.
were
would be
had been

5 I speak terrible English. I wish I ______ English well.
spoke
would speak
had spoken

6 I cannot sleep. The dog next door is making too much noise. I wish it ______ quiet.
kept
would keep
had kept

7 This train is very slow. The earlier train was much faster. I wish I ______ the earlier train.
caught
would catch
had caught

8 I didn't see the TV programme but everybody said it was excellent. I wish I ______ it.
saw
would see
had seen

9 I went out in the rain and now I have a bad cold. I wish I ______ out.
didn't go
wouldn't go
hadn't gone

10 This movie is terrible. I wish we ______ to see another one.
went
would go
had gone

11 I hate living in England. It's cold and it's damp. I wish I ______ in Spain.
lived
would live
had lived

12 I love California. I wish I ______ there right now.
were
would be
had been

13 My car is too small. I wish I ______ a bigger one.
had
would have
had had

14 I was only in Miami for a week. I wish I ______ more time there but I had to go on to New York.
had
would have
had had

15 My face is bright red. I wish I ______ in the sun so long yesterday.
didn't sit
wouldn't sit
hadn't sat

16 It was supposed to be a secret. I wish you ______ him.
didn't tell
wouldn't tell
hadn't told

17 They didn't offer me the job. I wish they ______ it to me.
offered
would offer
had offered

18 You're always moaning about something or other. I wish you ______
shut up
would shut up
had shut up

19 I hate having red hair. I wish I ______ blonde hair.
had
would have
had had

20 This exercise is very boring. I wish the teacher ______ us some more interesting things to do.
gave
would give
had given



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