The Difference Between Wish And Hope! usually used for hypothetical (imagined) situations, when you want something in the present or past to be different.
The word wish is
When you’re wishing a present situation was different, use wish + simple past:
* I live near the beach, but I wish I lived near the mountains.
* Getting a visa to travel to the U.S. is difficult. I wish the process wasn’t so complicated.
When you’re wishing a past situation was different, use wish + past perfect:
* I wasn’t expecting your visit. I wish you had called me first.
* Yesterday I got very angry at my best friend. I wish I hadn’t said she was stupid.
The word hope is used when you want a specific result, and when there is (or was) a real possibility of getting that result.
When you are hoping for a result in the future, you can use either hope + present or hope + will + verb (they are equal; there is no difference):
* I bought a present for my girlfriend.
* I hope she likes it.
* OR I hope she’ll like it.
* My final English exam is this Friday.
* I hope I get a good grade.
* OR I hope I’ll get a good grade.
You can also use hope in the past continuous, past perfect, or past perfect continuous, when you wanted a result, but that result didn’t happen:
* I was hoping my girlfriend would like the present I bought her, but she hated it.
* I had hoped to get a good grade on my English exam, but I failed.
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