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    Question Hope/Wish

    Dear Teacher:
    I am the new member of Using English. I wonder what the difference uses between Hope and Wish in sentence?
    Also which sentence is correct in the two sentence below?
    A. We really had a good time together. I hope you enjoyed it too.
    B. We really had a good time together. I hope you enjoy it too.

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Quote Originally Posted by kimlang View Post
    Also which sentence is correct in the two sentence below?
    A. We really had a good time together. I hope you enjoyed it too.
    B. We really had a good time together. I hope you enjoy it too.


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    Dear Fellow Member Kimlang:

    I am 99.99% sure that sentence B is wrong. If you and a friend had a good time, then you would tell him/her: "I hope [that] you enjoyed it, too."

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    The present tense would be correct in something like this:

    I (not you) went to a lecture last week. I really had a good time. I hear that you are going to that lecture

    this week. I hope that you enjoy it, too. (Many times in English, we use the present when speaking about the future. For

    example: In November, Americans will vote for president. I hope that Mr. ____ wins.)


    Your fellow member,


    James

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    The Parser has answered your second question. Regarding your first question, could you post some examples of how you would use these two words?

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Quote Originally Posted by kimlang View Post
    Dear Teacher:
    I am the new member of Using English. I wonder what the difference uses between Hope and Wish in sentence?
    Take a look at the definitions and example sentences here hope - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online and wish - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online.

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Welcome to the forums, kimlang. Thank you for giving your thread an excellent title, which has found this similar thread below: I hope VS. I wish.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Sep-2012 at 17:40.

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Thank you the Parser for providing me with a clear explanation.

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Dear Riquecohen:
    For example of those two words like:
    My friend was not at the party with me yesterday.
    A. I wish she....... at the party with me.
    B. I hope she......at the party with me.
    Which tense can I use to put ?

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Thank you for the source Chicken Sandwich...

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Thank for your warming welcome as well Rover. :) I am very glad to be a member of this site.

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    Default Re: Hope/Wish

    Quote Originally Posted by kimlang View Post
    Dear Riquecohen:
    For example of those two words like:
    My friend was not at the party with me yesterday.
    A. I wish she....... at the party with me.
    B. I hope she......at the party with me.
    Which tense can I use to put ?
    For A use "had been" in the space. B is not possible.

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