Regrets are things that you did, but now wish you had not done (or things you did not do, but now wish you had done)

How to express regret

I wish + past perfect

– example

I wish I hadn’t called her a ‘dog-faced idiot’. Now she won’t talk to me.

Examples of regrets

I wish I had studied harder
I wish I had gone with you
I wish you hadn’t said that
I wish I hadn’t eaten 3 pizzas for lunch
He wishes he had seen the movie
She wishes he hadn’t done that


Think of three regrets from the past, and explain them using the ‘I wish + past perfect’ structure