Many learners confuse wish and hope.

This lesson gives you real examples of how to use these two verbs properly. I think you’ll really enjoy this lesson, so click play now!

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Here are all the examples that I used in this lesson.

0:01 I wish I had some shades
0:57 We hope that it stays in condition for many years to come
1:21 I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow
1:25 He hopes a lot of people will go to his party
1:36 I wish it weren’t so bright right now
2:02 I wish the radio worked
2:14 I wish this car went a little faster
3:04 I wish I had planted different types of apple trees.
3:32 I hope we get a lot again next year.
4:01 I wish I had got this earlier
4:11 I hope it hasn’t been too annoying
4:24 I hope it stays this way
4:27 I hope it doesn’t rain
4:38 I just wish that more people watched my videos
4:48 I really hope you do so.


Like I mentioned in the video, we use HOPE when we’re talking about desired outcomes/results.

We use WISH when we want a change of circumstance. When we want something to be different.


Think of using hope with the 1st conditional. For example: I hope it doesn’t rain, but if it does, then we’ll just do something else.

Think of using wish with the 2nd conditional. For example: I wish I had more money. If I did, I would get that new car without thinking.

Think of using wish (in the past) with the 3rd conditional. For example: I wish I had planted different types of trees. If we had done that, we would have had a lot of different apples last summer.

Learn more about how to use wish and hope with expressions here.


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