The Snark, who hears everything dammit, everything, has heard people who don’t know the difference between “wish” and “wished”.
For instance, I’ve heard many people say something like “It sure is hot today. I wished I had a fan.”
Really? When did you wish that? Yesterday? The day before?
Familiar with the Make A Wish Foundation? Have you ever heard it called the Make a Wished Foundation? No. Of course not.
There’s a damn good reason for that.
“Wished” is the PAST TENSE of the word “Wish”.
You never use “wished” in the present tense.
“I wish I had a dollar.”
“Yesterday, I wished for two dollars.”
“When I was young, I wished I had my own car.”
“Now, I wish I had a better car.”
So, there you have it. All your ducks are in a row.
Go forth and impress the hell out of everyone with your command of the English language. You done earned it.
– Uncle Snarky –