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I'm wishing Wishing on a star .wishing for someone. Are these structures Ok? Not very usual.are they?
Mar 17, 2014 5:37 PM
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Since they are both just phrases, it is more difficult to understand the meaning. But as a child we had a rhyme:' First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might have the wish I wish tonight." If you know this rhyme, it helps explain that we can be wishing on a star, for a date with someone you like, for good weather, to pass a test, things like that. This structure is more usual and whimsical in meaning. Using "wishing for someone" might mean wishing for love, or it could be incomplete and mean I am wishing for someone to get a new job, to get a new house, or to win the lottery, but I think we would be more likely to say "I wish he or she would get a new job or win the lottery.
March 17, 2014
Hi :) I'm wishing on a star =Usual. I'm wishing for someone. =Unusual (We would say instead "I'm praying for someone right now" :)
March 17, 2014
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