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"I wish I would've been there". ( I wasn't there). Is this sentence correct? Thank you in advance!
Jan 21, 2021 12:35 PM
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The correct version is “I wish [that] I had been there.” Some native speakers add “would” for hypothetical type-2 and type-3 condition clauses and for “wish” structures. However, for an English exam or formal writing, this is an error. If you have the well-known book English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy, consult Unit 41.
January 21, 2021
Hi Anna, Do people use it? yes. Is it grammatically correct? not really. Pluperfect would be : I wish I had been there. I think often people use what you wrote when they mean : I wish I could have been there. Which implies you ‘ regret’ or pain and the wish you could have done it/ could have been there. I would avoid using : i wish would have been there , if you are learning English. However , you will hear people saying it.
January 21, 2021
It is a little awkward but technically correct. Better to say I wish that I had been there
January 22, 2021
Извени те, но что тут нужно делать? Помогите пожалуйста 😅
January 21, 2021
Hello I am younes 22 years old I speak english and german and arabic and amazigh and french and intermediate in spanish I study accounting and economy I like reading books and learning languages and practice sport and know new friends and discuss important topics with others and discovre new culturs I would love to practice some English together if you want ? Thanks
January 21, 2021
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