Is I wish I were there grammatically correct?

June 24, 2020 Off By idswater

Is I wish I were there grammatically correct?

“I wish I were” is grammatically correct because you’re wishing for something that hasn’t occurred yet. Once it becomes real, you can switch back to “was.”

What is the meaning of I wish I was there?

However, “I wish I were there,” is grammatically correct and makes it clear that you are speaking about hope or desire in the present time. “I wish I was there” could mean that you would have liked to have been at a place in the past. For example: Person 1: “I am at Disneyworld.”

How I wish I could be there meaning?

‘wish I could have been there’ – is about the present OR the past, but implies that something in the past made it impossible for me to be there. T.

What’s the difference between I wish I had and I wish I would have?

I wish I had gone out before it started raining. I wish I would have gone out before it started raining. If we ignore the “I wish” part of the sentence, the difference between the two is a conditional tense in the second one (the “would”).

Is it correct to say if I were?

Many people use if I was and if I were interchangeably to describe a hypothetical situation. The confusion occurs because when writing in the past tense, I was is correct while I were is incorrect. However, when writing about non-realistic or hypothetical situations, if I were is the only correct choice.

Can we say I were?

You use the phrase “if I were…” when you are using the subjunctive mood. The subjunctive is used to talk about hypothetical situations or things that are contrary to fact. “If I were” is also used when you are wishing for something.

What can I use instead of wish?


  • aspiration.
  • choice.
  • intention.
  • longing.
  • prayer.
  • request.
  • will.
  • yearning.

What does I wish you would mean?

used for saying that you want something to happen or you want a situation to change.