Expressing regrets quiz 1
'Do you fancy going to the cinema this evening?'
'I wish I ____________ but I've got to work.'
'Are you coming to the party?'
'I can't. I told Tim and Kate I'd babysit for them. I _______________ to do it now.'
- wish I hadn't agreed
- shouldn't agree
- wish I didn't agree
'Have you seen this job ad? It looks perfect for you but they want someone who can speak Japanese.'
'Yes I saw it. ___________________ Japanese.'
- If only I could speak
- I wish I'd spoken
- I should've spoken
I bought these trousers yesterday but I don't like the colour. I _______________ them now.
- wish I hadn't bought
- shouldn't have bought
- wish I couldn't buy
'I feel awful. I knew I was going to get flu when I got up this morning.'
'Why did you come to work then? You ____________________ at home.'
- should have stayed
- wish you stayed
- should stay
My head's killing me. I knew I __________________have had that last glass of wine.
'I'm starving! I didn't have time for breakfast this morning.'
'Here, have some chocolate.'
'Thanks. You've saved my life!'
'__________________asked me earlier.'
- You should have
- If only you asked
- I wish you
What a terrible noise! I wish they ______________________ that music down.
- would turn
- had turned
- will turn
'We're going to be late.'
'I wish you ______________ saying that. It's driving me mad.'
- wouldn't keep
- hadn't have kept
- hadn't kept
'We're on the wrong road.'
'I know. I told you an hour ago. ____________________.'
- If only you'd listened
- If only you listen
- I wish you listened
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