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Wish + Past Perfect
In a previous programme, we found out how to use the word 'regret' to talk about things in the past that we wish we could change now. Today, we're challenging Daewon from South Korea to talk about his past regrets, but using different grammar: wish + past perfect...


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Wish + Past Perfect

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To express regrets about past events, we use the subject, followed by wish/wishes, followed by the past perfect (subject + had/hadn't + past participle).

Positive
subjectwish(es)past perfect 
IwishI had boughta new coat


Negative
subjectwish(es)past perfect 
shewishesshe hadn't boughta new coat


Question
Do/doessubject wish past perfect 
Doesshe wish she hadn't bought a new coat?


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