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Yukineko



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:35 am    Post subject: Which is better? Reply with quote

Hello teachers. Could you help me with the following question?

#1 I wish I knew his name at that time.
#2 I wish I had known his name at that time.

Which one is better to use?

Thanks in advance.

Yukineko
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Which is better? Reply with quote

Yukineko wrote:
Hello teachers. Could you help me with the following question?

#1 I wish I knew his name at that time.
#2 I wish I had known his name at that time.

Which one is better to use?

Thanks in advance.

Yukineko


I prefer #2, and I think that would be the more "correct" grammar, but I am sure a lot of people just use #1.
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Yukineko



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject: Thank you! Reply with quote

Hello Lorikeet.

Thank you for answering my question!

Now I know why some people use #1 even though it is a wish about what happened in the past.

Thank you very much!

Yukineko
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