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hi, wish phrase help

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hi, wish phrase help
hi, can someone explain? If i want someone to live near me, how do I say with wish? 1. I wish he lived near me. 2. I wish he would live near me? whats difference? big thanks

23 Oct 2015      


wish + past simple is used to express that we want a situation in the present (or future) to be different. (He doesn �t live)
wish + would + bare infinitive is used to express impatience, annoyance or dissatisfaction with a present action.

24 Oct 2015