would hope? Isn't hope a state verb?
In the following statement, that the correct alternative is 'would hope', I wonder what the reason can be?
I always sat at the back of the bus, even though it used to be the hottest place, and I wouldn't/didn't use to/ would hope that no one could see me.
Based on my grammar reference book, we can't use 'would' with state verbs. I'm looking for a good reason, again in that book I found, sometimes it's possible to have some state verbs in the progressive form to denote a temporary situation. But how about this one?
Could you kindly help me with a good justification?
Thanks a million.
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