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Our wish is Dad gives us a solution to our problem. Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 12:57:16 PM
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Our wish is Dad gives us a solution to our problem.

Is the sentence correct?

Thanks.

palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 1:25:04 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Our wish is Dad gives us a solution to our problem.

Is the sentence correct?

Thanks.


I think it needs a "that."
"Our wish is that Dad gives us a solution to our problem."
Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:21:19 PM
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palapaguy wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
Our wish is Dad gives us a solution to our problem.

Is the sentence correct?

Thanks.


I think it needs a "that."
"Our wish is that Dad gives us a solution to our problem."
Thanks.
Romany
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:31:33 PM
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I'd like to point out, though, that most people would re-phrase it: - "Our wish is for Dad to solve our problem."
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2018 5:06:01 AM

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I may be a little old-fashioned, but I'd say, in formal circumstances, "Our wish is that Dad give us the solution to our problem."

More likely, I'd say one of these:
We'd like Dad to solve our problem.
What we'd like is for Dad to solve the problem.
What we'd like is that Dad solve the problem.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2018 12:22:19 PM
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