“I wish I didn't have that stray hair sticking out.”

English Lesson: I wish I didn't have that stray hair sticking out.

You're looking at vacation photos with your husband. There's one photo which has a beautiful background, but there's a problem with your hair. You complain about it.

I wish I didn't have that stray hair sticking out.

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I wish (something)(didn't/wasn't)(something)

When you use the phrase "I wish ___" to talk about things that you would like to be different, use the past tense instead of present tense:

I wish I wasn't so thin.

I wish I knew how to help you, but I don't.

If you ever need to wish about something that happened in the past, you use past perfect tense:

I wish you'd told me sooner.

stray hair

When some of a person's hair isn't in the right place, you can call it "stray hair":

You have some stray hair sticking out over there.

Other things that can be "stray", meaning not in the right place, include:

a stray pet

a stray bullet