General Writing and Grammar Help/Would like & wish

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Dear Ted:

If both of the following two sentences are grammatically correct, do they mean the same thing?

If not, when or in which context should I use each of them?

1) I would like to have sex with you one day.

2) I wish I could have sex with you one day.

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

If both of the following two sentences are grammatically correct, do they mean
the same thing?

If not, when or in which context should I use each of them?

1) I would like to have sex with you one day.

2) I wish I could have sex with you one day.

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They are correct and they mean the same thing.  Using the word "wish" could suggest a fantasy that probably won't come true.  I say "could" because that's how I would interpret it.  Other people might see it differently.

Both sentences are rather straightforward, aren't they?

Gets right to the point!

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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