Unreal uses of past tenses mini presentation

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Published on February 24, 2014

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English Grammar: Unreal Time

    WISH+PAST SIMPLE: things we would like to be different in the present. Ex.: I wish (that) I were rich. WISH+PAST PERFECT:things that happened in the past that we regret now. Ex.: I wish I had studied for the exam. IF ONLY: more emphatic: Ex.: If only I had lots of money/ If only I had studied. WISH+WOULD: things we want to stop because we find them annoying. Ex.: I wish our neighbours would stop making noise.

   For preferences WOULD RATHER+INFINITIVE without to: no change of subject: Ex.: I’d rather not do the exam. WOULD RATHER+PAST TENSE: when subject changes Ex.: I’d rather you didn’t speak so loud.

  For something that has to be done now or in the near future Ex: It’s time you started studying. For emphasis and more criticism: Ex.: It’s high time/it’s about time you started studying.  It’s time+infinitive: same subject: Ex.: It’s time to go

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