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SUBJUNCTIVE “WISH”


1. Is Rina still sick?
Yes, I wish she …. here now to help me type the report.
A. is                  B. were        C. would be
D. will be        E. had been

2.   I am planning to go to the party tonight but it is not raining

4. It’s raining very hard now.
I wish ….

A.. It stops        B. It will stop        C. It would stop
D. It stopped        E. It had stopped

3.    I wish …. Now to watch our play.
A. he is here        B. he has been here    C. he were here
D. he be here        E. he will be here

4.    I wish you ….tomorrow.
A. have gone        B. will go        C. would go
D. shall go             E. are going togo

5. “Let’s go swimming.” I wish I …….. We have a test next Tuesday.

A.  am able to             B. could           C. be able to

D. could be                  E. will be able to

6. Tina : I am afraid I can’t finish my work.

Evi  : I wish I could help you.

From the dialogue we conclude that Evi …. Tina.

A.  can’t help                          B.  won’t help                     C. didn’t  help

D. hadn’t help                        E. doesn’t want to help

7. I wish you …..  stay at home because I am sure you would have enjoyed  the concert very much.

A. didn’t have to                       B. hadn’t had to                      C. hadn’t to

D. haven’t had to                        E. don’t have to

8. Budi has won  a medal for swimming. I wish I …..as good as he is

A. were                                         B. will be                                   C. am

D. should be                               E. would be

9. “If only his son  had studied harder” means …………

A. his son did not study hard                 B. his son studied hard       C. his son has studied hard

D. his son will not study hard                E. his son never studies  hard

10. She  goes to the blackboard as if  she knew how to solve the problem .

The underlined words mean ……………….

A. she actually couldn’t solve the problem

B. she ought to know how to solve the problem

D. She does not know how to solve the problem

E. She succeeded in solving the problem

SUBJUNCTIVE ” WISH “


SUBJUNCTIVE ” WISH “
subjunctive “WISH” is used for  an unfulfilled hope

( impossible to happen )
->1. I wish she were here now. ( present )
She is not here now.
->2. She wishes I  could help her. ( present )
I can’t help her.
->3. He wishes Toni didn’t come late now. ( present )
Toni comes late now.
->4. I wish my students spoke English well. ( present )
My students don’t speak English well.
->5. I wished Tony had not come late yesteray. ( past )
Tony came late yesterday.
->6. She wished I had helped her two days ago. ( past )
I didn’t help her two days ago.
->7. She wished I had not been sick yesterday. ( past )
I was sick yesterday.
notes : possible to happen
You can use subjunctive after these verbs :
suggest = menyarankan
propose  = mengusulkan
recommend = menyarankan
insist = memohon
demand = meminta
examples :
->1. I suggest that you take a vacation.

->2. They insisted that we have dinner with them.

->3. I insisted that he have dinner wih him.
->4. He demanded that she apogize to him
->5. The doctor recommended that I rest for few days.


->SHOULD is sometimes used instead of SUBJUNCTIVE.

->1. I suggest that you should take a vacation.
->2. They insisted that we should have dinner with them.
->3. I insisted that he should have dinner wih him.
->4. He demanded that she should  apogize to him
->5. The doctor recommanded that I should rest for few days.

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