I wish he (came/would come) tomorrow

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EdisonBhola

Senior Member
Korean
Hi, is there a difference between "I wish he came tomorrow" and "I wish he would come tomorrow"?

For example,


He told me he will be busy tomorrow and may not come to my party tomorrow. I really want to see him. I wish he (came/would come) tomorrow.

I'm sure "would come" would work, but how about "came"?
 
  • Smauler

    Senior Member
    British English
    "I wish he came tomorrow" doesn't make sense. "I wish he would come tomorrow" makes sense, but "I hope he comes tomorrow" or "I want him to come tomorrow" is probably better.

    "Wish" is not generally used for things like this. "I wish he'd love me" is fine, because it's above normal. Wishing to meet people is a little odd.
     
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