If I were a bird…

As is typical for many languages, full conditional sentences in English consist of a conditional clause or protasis specifying a condition or hypothesis, and a consequence clause or apodosis specifying what follows from that condition. The condition clause is a dependent clause, most commonly headed by the conjunction if, while the consequence is contained in the main clause of the sentence. Either clause may appear first.

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Unreal Situation – I wish…

Constructions with the verb WISH express hypothetical, unlikely, or unreal wishes. The Subjunctive Mood is used in the subordinate clauses after the verb WISH to express wishes about the situations that exist at the present time (I wish you were here) and about the situations that existed in the past (I wish you had done it).

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Forming the Possessive – HS Sample Sentence Pack

The -‘s possessive is generally used only with nouns referring to animate items (e.g. people and animals) and in time phrases. The of possessive is generally used with nouns referring to inanimate things (i.e. objects) and abstract ideas. The function of the possessive form in English is to: show possession.

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