I've heard both of them many times but I don't know which one is correct. According to OALDboth forms are correct:. The second example uses the subjunctive mood. I consider it more correct, but that is Peter Und Der Wolf (Beginning) - Serge Prokofieff* - Niederländisches Philharmonisches Orchester* , my opinion.
These examples all contain a verb in the subjunctive mood. The subjunctive is used to express situations that are hypothetical or not yet realized and is typically used for what is imagined, hoped for, demanded, or expected. In English, the subjunctive mood is fairly uncommon especially in comparison with other languages, such as Spanishmainly because most of the functions of the subjunctive are covered by modal verbs such as might, could, and should.
In fact, in English, the subjunctive is often indistinguishable from the ordinary indicative mood since its form in most contexts is identical. In modern English, the subjunctive mood still exists but is regarded in many contexts as optional.
Use of the subjunctive tends to My Jesus I Love Thee - Karol Rich - Sweet Devotion a more formal tone, but there are few people who would regard its absence as actually wrong.
Today, it survives mostly in fixed expressions, as in be that as it may; far be it from me; as it were; lest we forget; God help you; perish the thought; and come what may. That said, "I wish I was here" would be acceptable because it's now acceptable to use "was" to talk about wishes.
Home Questions Tags Wish I Was Here - Bvdub - Wish I Was Here Unanswered. Ask Question. Asked 7 years, 3 months ago. Active 8 months ago. Viewed Wish I Was Here - Bvdub - Wish I Was Here times. Iman Iman 1 1 gold badge 2 2 silver badges 5 5 bronze badges. Do you mean you have heard "wish you were here"? RoaringFish: It does make sense. Dickens: "I wish I were going myself," said Charles Darnay, somewhat restlessly, and like one thinking aloud.
Shakespeare: Sirrah, if thy captain knew I were here he would use me with estimation. George Eliot: "I wish I were like you. If you wish you were here and none of your examples say that You can't be 'here' because then it would be real and not a wish. Suzi F.
(Kada Vidim Beč) - Azra - Sunčana Strana Ulice I Druge Pjesme (Vol. II) you are not 'here', you don't exist RoaringFish Yes, but that's not a grammatical problem: the usage is not incorrect.
At best, it's absurd. This is not the same question, and should not have been closed. Whether the Wish I Was Here - Bvdub - Wish I Was Here wish governs the past subjunctive is utterly different from whether the conjunction if governs the subjunctive, be it past or present.
These are not at all the same thing. I wish I was taller. Gigili Gigili 4, 16 16 gold badges 35 35 silver badges 73 73 bronze badges. See usage at subjunctive in Oxford English Dictionary Aleksander Aleksander 4 4 bronze badges.
When you express a wish, it is recommended that you use the subjunctive mood. So, the sentence, "I wish I were here" is grammatically more correct. TrevorD Mike Mike 3 2 2 bronze badges. A holiday carol for coders. Featured on Meta. Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio. Linked 1. Hot Network Questions. Question feed.
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