#EngGrammar: The Use of ‘Wish’ (3)

Hi, fellas, what’s up? How was your day?

I had a good time today as I got to celebrate the birthday of one of my besties. Any of you celebrating your birthday today, too?

If so, please allow me to wish you a very happy birthday *sending good vibes your way*

I wish your days to be full of joy and blessings.

Talking about wishing something to somebody, I’d like to continue our topic last week and the week before that about the use of wish.

Now, before we start, you might want to visit the previous sessions here https://englishtips4u.com/2015/09/21/enggrammar-the-use-of-wish/ and here https://englishtips4u.com/2015/09/28/enggrammar-the-use-of-wish-2/

Today, we’ll continue on the use of ‘wish’ when wishing somebody as well as using the form ‘wish + to + infinitive verb’ #EngGrammar

Just as the examples in the previous tweets, you can use ‘wish’ to express hope that a good thing is happening to somebody. #EngGrammar

E.g.: I wish you a merry Christmas, she wished me a good day, they wished us a safe trip, etc. #EngGrammar

The word ‘wish’ can also be used in the same context as ‘would like’. Hence, the form ‘wish + (object) to + infinitive verb’. #EngGrammar

This form is usually used in a formal sentence. E.g.: I wish to leave (I would like to leave). #EngGrammar

Say, you’re displeased with the service in a restaurant and you would like to address your complaint to the manager on duty. #EngGrammar

You can say ‘I wish to talk to the manager.’ #EngGrammar

(You can imagine the formality and seriousness of the situation that you can almost feel the chills down your spine). #EngGrammar

In some ways, we can also use ‘wish + to + infinitive verb’ with an object. E.g.: I wish you to leave her alone. #EngGrammar

i Wish talking to the manager would be wrong ??

Hi, ‘wish’ is not commonly used with continuous form :)

I think that’s it for today! Please don’t forget to check our timeline with different yet equally interesting topic every day.

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Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 5 October, 2015

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