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    Default usage of Hope

    hi there.
    I would like to know if the word Hope is followed by future (Will)
    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: usage of Hope

    Yes, it is often followed by 'will'.

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    Question Re: usage of Hope

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes, it is often followed by 'will'.
    Is there any significant difference between the following sentences?

    I hope you find our products attractive.
    I hope you will find our products attractive.

    She hopes her son gets good grades in his final English exam.
    She hopes her son will get good grades in his final English exam.

    The Benders hope their daughter becomes a good doctor in the future.
    The Benders hope their daughter will become a good doctor in the future.


    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: usage of Hope

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Is there any significant difference between the following sentences?

    I hope you find our products attractive.
    I hope you will find our products attractive.

    She hopes her son gets good grades in his final English exam.
    She hopes her son will get good grades in his final English exam.

    The Benders hope their daughter becomes a good doctor in the future.
    The Benders hope their daughter will become a good doctor in the future.


    Thanks in advance.
    According to Michael Swan-Practical English Usage:
    tenses after hope
    After I hope, we often use a present tense with a future meaning.
    I hope she likes (=will like) the flowers.
    I hope the bus comes soon.

    What about 'I hope to catch the 6.30 bus'
    or 'I hope to go shopping one of these days'?
    Is it OK to say that?

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    Question Re: usage of Hope

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    What about 'I hope to catch the 6.30 bus'
    or 'I hope to go shopping one of these days'?
    Is it OK to say that?
    Yes, good question - what about them?
    Let's wait for someone else to shed some more light on the issue.

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    Default Re: usage of Hope

    Hi guys,

    As I know HOPE can be followed by either FOR or TO+infinitive or THAT+ a copmlete sentence

    e.g:
    1. I'm hoping for a party next week.
    2. I hope to see you after my exams.
    3. I hope that she will pass her driving test.

    thanks
    asmaa

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