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Regret about something in the past. Wish I Wish You Were Here. I regret that you aren't here. Regret about something in the present. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I wish you had been here. = I regret that you weren't here. Regret about something in the past. I wish you hadn't been here. = I regret that you were here.
Oct 11, 2016 8:53 AM
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Yes. All good.
October 11, 2016
They have the same meanings. For me, using "wish" is more natural. The word "wish" is usually associated with positive feelings. The word "regret" is often associated with negative feelings. So, to say "I wish you were here" or "I wish you had been here" sounds more positive to me. Even "I wish you hadn't been here" sounds a little more positive, even though the situation was probably negative.
October 11, 2016
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