Talking about past regrets. Both “wish” and “if only” are used to describe a copy version of events that would have happened in the past , so this lesson will introduce how to express wishes and regrets in different tenses.
There are three distinct types of I wish / if only sentences:
|If only / I wish + simple past|
If only I knew how to use a computer. (I don’t know how to use a computer and I would like to learn how to use it)
I wish I were a millionaire!
|If only / I wish + past perfect|
If only I had woken up early. (I didn't wake up early and I missed my bus.)
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