Wish and wishes

Be careful how you use this verb

The verb ‘wish’ is quite different from the corresponding noun. This is because, in many structures, the verb refers to formal, remote or impossible desires.

This presentation separates the various meanings by structure so that the differences are clear. I also go into why we use ‘would’ in seemingly illogical structures like “I wish she’d call”.

Wish from David Nicholson
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Peter Brook at the Teatro Valle Occupato

A great British director in Rome


Peter Brook is one the great theatre directors of the twentieth century. His 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream made theatre history.

On Friday April 12 at 8pm the Teatro Valle Occupato is screening 'The Tightrope', a documentary about Brook by his son, Simon Brook. The film will be followed by a public debate with Peter Brook.

You can book tickets by sending an email to peterbrook.tvo@gmail.com

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