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    boozl is offline Junior Member
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    Default Are DO And THAT Necessary in this sentence?

    Are any of these sentences right or wrong, or is it just a matter of choice?

    Phil,
    I do hope that the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.

    Phil,
    I hope that the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.

    Phil,
    I do hope the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.

    Phil,
    I hope the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.

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    Default Re: Are DO And THAT Necessary in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by boozl View Post
    Are any of these sentences right or wrong, or is it just a matter of choice?

    Phil,
    I do hope that the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.

    Phil,
    I hope that the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.

    Phil,
    I do hope the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.

    Phil,
    I hope the attached quotation meets with your requirements and await further instructions from you.
    I think "that" here is just a matter of choice. But I don't think that "do" is a matter of choice. In my opinion when you say "I do hope" it is like when you say "I really hope".

    Sorry, I just saw that you are a native English speaker so probably you dont need my advice.

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    Default Re: Are DO And THAT Necessary in this sentence?

    Yes, the "do" provides emphasis.

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