Upper-intermediate grammar exercise: wish … would, wouldn’t
English vocabulary practice exercise, upper-intermediate.
In this exercise you will practise using wish . . . would and wish . . . wouldn’t.
|Wish . . . would, wish . . . wouldn’t|
|We can use wish . . . would to express our annoyance that something will not happen.
I wish the weather would improve – it’s so cold and wet.
(= 'It doesn’t look as if the weather will improve.')
You’re so slow; I wish you would hurry up.
(= 'Please hurry up!')
|We use wish . . . wouldn't to give an order or make a request in a critical way.
I wish you wouldn’t make so much noise – I’m trying to watch this film.
I wish you wouldn’t wear that hat – it really doesn’t suit you.
Exercise instructions: Choose the correct answer for each of the following.