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July 3, 2017

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仙台のプライベート英会話講師&翻訳者デイブです。

 

今日の話題は:One-point English

 

皆さんは「If only...」と聞いたことありますか?「If only...」は「I wish...」より必死な言い方です。「I wish...」は可能性が低いことを望んでいる時に言いますよね。例えば「I wish it would stop raining.」:雨が止んだらいい。

 

「If only...」は使い方がおなじです。

「If only my dog would come home.」

      →「ワンちゃんが帰ったらいいのに。」

 

「If only...」は想像している時に言うので過去形と一緒に使います。

 

例文:

 

 

A: If only I could find a new job...

B: Don' stress it. I'm sure you'll find something soon.

 

C: I really hate our boss.

D: Yeah, if only he'd retire...

 

E: If only I could meet him one more time...

F: You should just forget about him and move on.

 

That's it!

 

 

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