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Joe Kim
Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:08:59 PM

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1. I wish it rained.
2. I wish it would rain.

Are they all speaking about current situation and there aren't much difference?

Then, what about the next example?
3. (At night) I wish it was day.
4. I wish it would be day (soon).
tunaafi
Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:19:22 PM

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Location: Karlín, Praha, Czech Republic
1 - This is a wish for rain in general: It does not rain very often here. I wish it rained more..

2 - This is a wish for rain in the immediate/near future: My lawn is looking very brown. I wish it would rain.
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