wish bad for someone or wish bad on someone?

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hoshi04

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India - Hindi
I never wished something bad to happen to my friend and I wanted to tell her that.So is it "I never wish bad for you" or "I never wish bad on you"?Can you please suggest me ways to tell this?
 
  • Enquiring Mind

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    English - the Queen's
    Hello hoshi04, it's possible to say "I never wish you ill" as discussed in this previous thread, but it sounds formal or literary even. I would expect to see it in a book written in quite high style.

    "I never wish bad for you" is possible, but it would sound better as "I never wish anything bad for you", or "I never wish anything bad to happen to you". Maybe "I never have any bad thoughts for you".
     
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