English lesson | Wishes and regrets

English lesson | Wishes and regretsEnglish lesson | Wishes and regretsEnglish lesson | Wishes and regrets

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Title :English lesson | Wishes and regrets
Duration : 11 Minutes, 11 Seconds
Uploader : Carli Bybel
Added On: : 2017-08-29 07:30:00
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In this English lesson, you will learn 4 structures to express wishes and regrets. wish + past simple = to describe a situation in the present that we would like to be different. We use the past simple form, but our regret is in the present. Example: I wish I had more friends. wish + someone / something + "would" + base form of verb = we want someone to change their behaviour or = we want something to happen Example: I wish you would listen. wish + past perfect = to describe a past situation that we regret. Example: I wish I had gone to the concert. We can also use "never" with a negative to emphasise our regret: Example: I wish I had never gone to the concert. (I went to the concert. I really regret it now.) "if only" + past perfect = This is another way to describe situation from the past that we regret. If only I had passed my exams. (I didn't pass my exams. I regret it now.) "if only" + past perfect and wish + past perfect The meaning of the above 2 structures is the same. The difference is that "if only" is slightly more formal. There are lots of examples and detailed explanations in in the video. The accent is a British English accent. Private English lessons and speaking practice with a native teacher: https://goo.gl/mvvu8b IELTS lessons and writing assessment: https://goo.gl/w466iP Other English lessons: Past simple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ri3QTT41f8&list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff&index=19 Past perfect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZopcVLDCHg&list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff&index=25 Verb "to be": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wvzgid7RvU Playlists: Grammar: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff Advice to improve your English: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpQiPot5bKFKZ2wQAk_ESR6_ Listening practice: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpRdmnAzmYwdc0Az0ZOG2XNA Vocabulary: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpTlYAYSitjwWn29BEdCBi9j Andrew, Crown Academy of English Website: http://www.crownacademyenglish.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/Crown_English YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CrownAcademyEnglish Photo credits by FreeDigitalPhotos.net: "All The Best Guys!" by stockimages “Man” by graur codrin “Sad Man Looking At His Broken Car” by David Castillo Dominici

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