WISH + to-infinitive

In the English Vocabulary Profile,

wish to do sth = B2 FORMAL to want to do something

A search in the NOW corpus for:

WISH _TO _VVI

1 WISH TO PERSONALISE 74195
2 WISH TO REPORT 30007
3 WISH TO CHANGE 10511
4 WISH TO RECEIVE 10259
5 WISH TO SEE 8383
6 WISH TO DISCUSS 8055
7 WISH TO READ 6445
8 WISH TO MAKE 6431
9 WISH TO THANK 6007
10 WISH TO SHARE 5771
11 WISHED TO REMAIN 5634
12 WISH TO TAKE 5581
13 WISH TO USE 4787
14 WISH TO REMAIN 4761
15 WISH TO STATE 4753

I wish to state that I am the director of the company

and my main livelihood is from driving the vehicle and if the licence is cancelled my livelihood will be affected severely.

gov.uk

16 WISH TO EXPRESS 3608
17 WISH TO INFORM 3555
18 WISH TO CONTINUE 3298
19 WISH TO KEEP 3241
20 WISHING TO VISIT 3093
21 WISHES TO REMAIN 2992
22 WISH TO GO 2939
23 WISH TO COMMENT 2828
24 WISH TO GET 2775
25 WISHES TO INFORM 2656
26 WISH TO ASSURE 2509
27 WISH TO RETURN 2403
28 WISH TO JOIN 2375
29 WISHES TO STATE 2356
30 WISHES TO THANK 2340
31 WISH TO LEAVE 2303
32 WISH TO PARTICIPATE 2189
33 WISH TO EXTEND 2124
34 WISH TO ATTEND 2058
35 WISHES TO MAKE 1965
36 WISH TO SPEAK 1940
37 WISH TO PURSUE 1914
38 WISH TO REITERATE 1898
39 WISH TO REMIND 1757
40 WISH TO KNOW 1752
41 WISH TO LIVE 1723
42 WISH TO SERVE 1715
43 WISH TO GIVE 1708
44 WISH TO BECOME 1703
45 WISH TO PUT 1677
46 WISH TO WORK 1666
47 WISH TO LEARN 1661
48 WISH TO APPLY 1625
49 WISH TO BRING 1617
50 WISHES TO EXPRESS 1581

” My constituent Miss Cholerton wishes to express her opposition to this development 

and I would be most grateful if her views could be given full consideration as part of the planning process, ” it said.

herefordtimes.com

51 WISH TO SUBMIT 1573
52 WISH TO OBJECT 1546
53 WISHING TO MAKE 1515
54 WISH TO VISIT 1480
55 WISH TO AVOID 1479
56 WISH TO ADVISE 1471
57 WISHING TO ACCESS 1471
58 WISH TO CONSIDER 1466
59 WISH TO STAY 1428
60 WISH TO FIND 1420
61 WISHES TO ASSURE 1378
62 WISHING TO ATTEND 1357
63 WISH TO TRAVEL 1349
64 WISH TO SAY 1325
65 WISH TO PLAY 1315
66 WISH TO PAY 1297
67 WISHES TO ADVISE 1241
68 WISH TO FOLLOW 1238
69 WISH TO DONATE 1237
70 WISH TO CALL 1225
71 WISH TO ENTER 1204
72 WISH TO BUY 1189
73 WISH TO CREATE 1186
74 WISH TO ADD 1185
75 WISHES TO ANNOUNCE 1180
76 WISHES TO SEE 1175
77 WISHED TO SEE 1159
78 WISH TO CONGRATULATE 1156
79 WISH TO PROVIDE 1147
80 WISH TO APPEAL 1145
81 WISH TO COME 1131
82 WISH TO HELP 1130
83 WISH TO PURCHASE 1127
84 WISH TO SUPPORT 1090
85 WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE 1081
86 WISH TO DRAW 1030
87 WISH TO CONVEY 1027
88 WISH TO MOVE 993
89 WISHING TO TAKE 989
90 WISH TO SELL 987
91 WISH TO MEET 986
92 WISHES TO TAKE 984
93 WISHES TO REITERATE 977
94 WISH TO CLARIFY 969
95 WISH TO STUDY 969
96 WISH TO OFFER 963
97 WISHING TO PARTICIPATE 954
98 WISH TO SEND 925
99 WISHING TO REMAIN 924
100 WISHING TO DONATE 890

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