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1. I am so desperate i wish i (not move) ______ to this place.
The verb 'to wish' can be used in a variety of different ways:
Wishes about the present and future
1. We use wish + Simple Past Tense to express that we want a situation in the present (or future) to be different.
• I wish I spoke Italian. (I don't speak Italian.)
• I wish I had a big car. (I don't have a big car.)
• I wish I was on a beach. (I'm in the office.)
I wish it was the weekend tomorrow. (It's only Thursday tomorrow.)
2. We use wish + Past Continuous Tense to express that we want to be doing a different action in the present (or future).
• I wish I was lying on a beach now. (I'm sitting in the office.)
• I wish it wasn't raining. (It is raining.)
• I wish you weren't leaving tomorrow. (You are leaving tomorrow.)
Wishes about the past
1. We use wish + Past Perfect to express a regret, or that we want a situation in the past to be different.
• I wish I hadn't eaten so much. (I ate a lot.)
• I wish they'd come on holiday with us. (They didn't come on holiday with us.)
• I wish I had studied harder at school. (I was lazy at school.)
Wish + would
1. We use wish + would + bare infinitive to express impatience, annoyance or dissatisfaction with a present action.
• I wish you would stop smoking. (You are smoking at the moment and it is annoying me.)
• I wish it would stop raining. (I'm impatient because it is raining and I want to go outside.)
• I wish she'd be quiet. (I am annoyed because she is speaking.)
In (1), the sentence is talking about a regret that we have for something done in the past. So, we use 'wish + Past Perfect' :
"I am so desperate, I wish I HADN'T MOVED to this place."
re (2) : the use of 'were' places their concern in the past. So:
"As far as Mr and Mrs Brown were concerned,COMMA) the hotel should HAVE BEEN CLOSED until adequate staff WERE EMPLOYED."
('staff' regarded as individual employees, and so the plural verb.)