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    hoped or had hoped

    I _____ I would be able to do it, but it's beginning to look difficult.
    A. hoped B. had hoped

    I chose A.

    I think if I choose B, it should be written as "I had hoped I would be able to do it, but it was beginning to look difficult."

    From a native's point of view, are both answers acceptable?

    Am I right?



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    Re: hoped or had hoped

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I _____ I would be able to do it, but it's beginning to look difficult.
    A. hoped B. had hoped
    Would this be better:

    I hoped, I'd be able to do it, but it's look unlikely

    I hoped, to be able to do it, but couldn't

    I had hoped, I'd be able to do it, but it wasn't possible

    I had hoped, I'd be able to do it, but it's looking unlikely

    I'd hoped, to do it, but I wasn't able

    I'd hoped, to do it, but it wasn't possible

    However, I'm not a teacher
    Last edited by Kojak Peg; 25-Apr-2013 at 06:21.

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    Re: hoped or had hoped

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I _____ I would be able to do it, but it's beginning to look difficult.
    A. hoped B. had hoped

    I chose A. I think if I choose B, it should be written as "I had hoped I would be able to do it, but it was beginning to look difficult."
    I understand your thinking and both those sentences are correct. However, people do say, "I had hoped I would be able to do it, but it's beginning to look difficult".

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    Re: hoped or had hoped

    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak Peg View Post
    I hoped, I'd be able to do it, but it's look unlikely
    I hoped, to be able to do it, but couldn't
    I had hoped, I'd be able to do it, but it wasn't possible
    I had hoped, I'd be able to do it, but it's looking unlikely
    I'd hoped, to do it, but I wasn't able
    I'd hoped, to do it, but it wasn't possible
    None of these is correct.

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