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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Wishful Thinking ...

In English, it is a special arrangement to express wishful thinking. A modified grammar applies. Thus, I wish I were a millionaire and not I wish I was a millionaire. Other examples ...
  • I wish I were in India. (I am not in India).
  • I wish the water were cleaner. (The water is not as clean).
  • He wished he were playing chess. (He is not playing chess).