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wish

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Can one say:
1) He wished me to be successful.
instead of:
2) He wished me success.

Can one say:
3) He wished me to be successful.
instead of:
4) He wished that I'd be successful.

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Re: wish

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1. Not necessarily (#1 does not imply that the wish was actually expressed to the addressee).
2. Yes
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