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.

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