would rather that somebody did…“宁愿……;更愿意……”(表示现在或将来的愿望)
would rather that somebody had done…“宁愿……;更愿意……”(表示过去的愿望)
I’d rather you posted the letter right now. 我想让你现在去寄信。
I’d rather you were not a celebrated actor. In that case, we could spend more time together.
I’d rather that I hadn’t seen her yesterday. 我情愿昨天没有看到她。
as if/though+主语+did/had done…好像……(表示现在或将来的情况用过去时;表示过去的情况用过去完成时)[参考句型4]
Our head teacher treats us as if we were her own children, so all the students in our class think highly of her.
Alan talked about Rome as if he had been there. Alan谈起罗马来就好像他去过那里似的。
“wish +宾语从句”，表示不大 可能实现的愿望
How I wish we students had more free time to relax ourselves! 我们学生多么希望有更多的自由时间放松自己!
I failed in the maths exam. How I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time playing!
What a pity you can’t go to the party. How I wish I could dance with you at the party!
It’s high/about time that somebody did (should do) (should通常不省略) …早就该……
It’s time that you went to school.= It’s time that you should go to school.
It’s high time that we did something to improve our environment. 该是我们为环保做些事情了。
I think it’s high time that she made up her mind. 我想她该拿定主意了。