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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:49:24 PM
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We wish to convert people to Christianity whenever there is opportunity.

Is 'wish' correctly used?

Thanks.
palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:09:41 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
We wish to convert people to Christianity whenever there is opportunity.

Is 'wish' correctly used?

Thanks.


Yes. Here, it is a slightly more polite/soft form for "want."
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:55:20 PM

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"We want to force/allure/entice/persuade people to convert to Christianity when there is opportunity." is more appropriate. IMO

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:54:41 PM

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Your idea of humor is extremely rude, tacky, and tasteless.
You need to find some class.
NKM
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:48:47 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
We wish to convert people to Christianity whenever there is opportunity.

Is 'wish' correctly used?

Thanks.


Yes, as palapaguy has said.

Ashwin's comment seems overstated and, at best, rather rude.

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