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    Cool I hope I'm right!!

    I came across a comment that someone made on my friends facebook profile that said,
    "You spelled some and coffee wrong....lol"
    I then commented, "You mean she SPELT some and coffee wrong....lol"?

    I so hope that I was using the proper one. Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: I hope I'm right!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraLeighD View Post
    I came across a comment that someone made on my friends facebook profile that said,
    "You spelled some and coffee wrong....lol"
    I then commented, "You mean she SPELT some and coffee wrong....lol"?

    I so hope that I was using the proper one. Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.
    BrE - Spelt
    AmE - Spelled

    (That's what I've been led to understand!)

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    Default Re: I hope I'm right!!

    Spelled is indeed the correct spelling in the U.S.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: I hope I'm right!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraLeighD View Post
    I came across a comment that someone made on my friend's facebook profile, that said:
    "You spelled some and coffee wrong....lol"
    I then commented: "You mean she SPELT some and coffee wrong....lol"?

    So, I hope that I used the proper one. Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.
    (That's how I would have written it...)

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: I hope I'm right!!

    Hi Nightmare,

    I so hope = I really hope

    Your "So, I hope" is correct, but with a different meaning.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: I hope I'm right!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hi Nightmare,

    I so hope = I really hope

    Your "So, I hope" is correct, but with a different meaning.
    Well pointed out, Barb. I wasn't sure which one Nightmare meant when I read the post for the first time.

    I so hope I used the correct one = I really hope I was correct! I think I was, but I'm not 100% sure. (The SO is for emphasis.)

    So, I hope I used the correct one = I'm not sure I used the correct one. (So is not necessarily required here, it just introduces "I hope....")

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