We can use wish + infinitive to mean want. In this sense, wish is very formal. Note that progressive forms are not used.Some examples:
I wish to see the marketing officer please. (You don't say - I'm wishing to see...)
|A possible structure could be an object + infinitive.|
We do not wish our faces to appear in the video.
|Without a following infinitive, Wish + direct object is not normal.|
I want/would like an appointment with the marketing officer. (You don't say - I wish an appointment with the marketing officer.)
In some fixed expressions of good wished, wish is used with two objects.Some examples:
I wish you a Happy Birthday.
We all wish you a safe travel.
Here's wishing you all the best in your married life.
With a that-clause, we can also use wish that can be dropped in an informal style. Wish does not mean "want" - it expresses regret that things are not different, and refers to situations that are unreal, impossible or unlikely, in this case. Tenses are similar to those used with if.Check below:
I wish (that) I was taller.
Don't you wish (that) you could be the winner.
Everyone wish (that) love would reign the whole world.
|We do not generally use wish + that-clause for wishes about things that seem possible in the future. Often, we use hope in this sense.|
I hope you get well soon. (You don't say - I wish you get well soon.)
I hope you get the highest grade. (You don't say - I wish you get the highest grade.)
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