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I would wish to play the piano as I used to do before - is correct

 
 
Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2018 02:21 am
Please let me know if the following sentence is correct -
"I would wish to play the piano as I used to do before".

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Partha
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2018 02:44 am
@parthachakraborty,
In the terminology of linguists (and a right screwed-up terminology it is) your "I would wish to . . ." employs the modal verb form to express the wish for a future outcome. Therefore, the sentence is correct--as long as it fits the context of the rest of the text of which it is a part. There is nothing extraordinary about the use of that locution.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2018 03:21 pm
@parthachakraborty,
“do before” not needed.
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livinglava
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jul, 2018 12:25 pm
@parthachakraborty,
I would say, "I wish I could play the piano the way I used to."
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