I wish you will have a good time?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by corie, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. corie New Member

    Hi there, I know the sentence seems incorrect. Please tell me the right way to say it. Besides, I'm really confused about the usages of "wish", could you offer some explanations? Thanks.
  2. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    Hello corie. Welcome to the forum.
    As your English is already fairly well-developed, I'm sure you've found many things which are hard to understand. Often explanations can go no further than "that's how we say it." In this case, I'd say "I hope you have a good time." If you have further questions about "wish—or any other word—please post them one at a time.
  3. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    Welcome to the forum. :)

    As cyberpedant has said, it's "hope" in this case. If you put wish hope in the Search box at the top of the page, you'll find these previous threads. I haven't looked through them, but judging by their titles, I'm sure you'll find something instructive:

    could "wish" be used as "hope"?
    DIfference between hope and wish
    Hope wish
    hope or wish
    hope vs wish
    I hope she was/I wish she were
    I hope/wish I can/could meet you
    I wish or I hope and why?
    the wish I hope for
    wish and hope
    wish or hope
    wish vs hope
    wish, hope, expect?
    would rather, hope and wish
  4. corie New Member

    Thank you guys!
    One more question,
    1. I hope you have a good time.
    2. I hope you will have a good time.
    Are they both correct? If so, what's the difference? Thanks~

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