If I hope for something, I want it to happen, but I am not sure that it will, and I can do nothing about it.
I hope she writes to me soon.
I hope they find the lost child soon.
I hope we don't have a war.
Wishing (usually,) is wanting something that is impossible, or that doesn't seem
probable---being sorry that things are not different.
I wish I could fly.
I wish I had more money.
I. wish she would stop singing.
I hope it stops raining soon. (=It may or
may not stop; I would like it to stop).
I wish it would stop raining. (= It doesn't look as if it's going to stop; I feel sorry about that.)
I hope you have a good vacation. (= I want it to happen, but it is not under my control.)
hope for + object I'm hoping for a letter from Eric.
hope + infinitive I hope to still be here next year.
hope + that-clause I hope that they get here soon.
hope so Will the.boys give us flowers on Women' s Day? I hope so.
subject + wish + clause: subject + past tense
I wish I was better-looking. (were, if formal)
I wish I spoke Cantonese.
I wish something interesting would happen.
subject + wish +.clause: subject + past perfect
I wish I had gone on the camping trip.
I wish I hadn't said that. // I wish I'd known earlier.
I I can
get a good seat for the concert.
I everybody would get here on time.
She to become a fashion model.
I that you won't forget my birthday.
I 'll bet he he hadn't forgotten her birthday.
We we didn't have so much homework.
We we won't have too much homework next semester.
He's to study botany in graduate school.
I this class would end.
We this class will never end. We this class would never end.