• Commonly used in hypothetical situations • I wish you were here
• Sometimes wish is used in greeting and expressions of goodwill: • We wish you a merry Christmas
• We can also use wish to express a regret for a situation in the past. • I wish I had studied harder at school. • It can be used to express impatience, annoyance or dissatisfaction with a present action. • I wish you would stop smoking
How to use Hope? • Hope can be used to specify a desired outcome which we think it’s possible. • I hope you can come to the party on Saturday.
To simply express that you want something to happen in the future (not impatience or annoyance) we use 'hope', not 'wishâ€™. â€“I hope the plane doesn't crash tomorrow. .
Now, letâ€™s practice!