LEVEL V: Wish/ If Only Homework

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This is what you need to PRINT AND ANSWER for the review:

I wish and if only Exercise

There are three distinct types of  I wish / if only  sentences:-

1 - REGRETS with the PAST PERFECT (the third conditional) e.g. I wish I hadn't got so angry.

2 - WANTING CHANGE FOR THE PRESENT OR FUTURE with the PAST SIMPLE e.g. I wish I had enough money to go to Mozambique this summer.

3 - COMPLAINTS with WOULD + INFINITIVE e.g. I wish you wouldn't arrive so late all the time.


1. I wish I ___________________ drunk and kissed Samantha. (get NEGATIVE)

2. I wish it ___________________  so much. The garden's turned to mud. (rain NEGATIVE)

3. If only I ___________________  there, I wouldn't have got a fine. (park NEGATIVE)

Wanting change

4. If only I ___________________ more time for my hobbies. (have)

5. I wish it ___________________ more often in Valencia. (rain)

6. I wish I ___________________  to go to your nephew's wedding. (have NEGATIVE)


7. I wish you ___________________ so much. You're a complete idiot when you're drunk. (drink NEGATIVE)

8. If only it ___________________ . The garden's as dry as a bone. (rain)

9. I wish Samantha ___________________ her hair more often. It looks so greasy all the time. (wash)


10. I wish you ___________________ so horrible to your brother. He's a really nice bloke. (be NEGATIVE)

11. I wish the council ___________________  that beautiful old house. It was part of the town's heritage. (demolish NEGATIVE)

12. If only I ___________________ the money to go to Jon's wedding in The States. (have)

13. I wish I ___________________  her she'd put on weight. She hates me now. (tell NEGATIVE)

14. I wish you ___________________  to your mother like that. (speak NEGATIVE)

15. If only we ___________________  a Hewlett Packard printer. The cartridges are so expensive. (buy NEGATIVE)

16. I wish Jorge ___________________  so fast. It's only a matter of time before he kills someone. (drive NEGATIVE)


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