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@jayles: Those sentences use "past" tenses because they are incorrect. They should read:
"It is high time you go to bed.""I would prefer that you don't come with me." (rather is not a verb)"I wish that bank accounts would come with interest-free loans attached."
Those sentences you submitted would fall into the "common usage" column. We hear usage like that regularly and so it sounds correct, even though it isn't.
April 24, 2012, 9:28pm
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