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    Default wish / hope

    I'm often confused by 'wish' and 'hope'.

    I wish I receive the same sorts of responses later.

    Should it be 'I hope to receive the same sorts of responses later' ?

    I wish you a speedy recovery. (correct)

    I wish you recover soon. (Is this correct?)

    Or should it be 'I hope you recover soon' ?

    Please give me a few examples of the usage of 'wish' and 'hope' so that I'm very clear about how both words should be used?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: wish / hope

    In your example, I would say 'I hope I receive...'.

    I wish you a speedy recovery.
    I hope you a speedy recovery.

    I wish you recover soon.
    I hope you recover soon.

    Read this discussion for some views on the differences: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...wish-hope.html

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    Default Re: wish / hope

    Thanks, Tdol, for the thread.

    I've posted another question relating to a sentence in that thread.

    All the best
    Last edited by kohyoongliat; 23-Feb-2007 at 17:27.

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    Default Re: wish / hope

    OK. I will get to it.

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