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 yesterday. ( 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 with him.
4. He demanded that she apologize 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 with him.
4. He demanded that she should apologize to him
5. The doctor commanded that I should rest for few days.

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