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    I HOPE...

    I'd like to know what comes after 'I Hope+...' - What tense?

    Is it good to say : I hope I had a car
    Is it similar to: I wish I had a car
    or it has nothing to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    I'd like to know what comes after 'I Hope+...' - What tense?

    Is it good to say : I hope I had a car
    Is it similar to: I wish I had a car
    or it has nothing to do?
    That's a very good question. The two verbs are often confused. The verb "wish" is often followed by a subjunctive statement. The verb "hope" usually takes an indicative statment.

    "I wish I had a car" expresses a desire for something that is not currently true by placing the verb in the past tense (subjunctive).

    "I hope I get a car" expresses a desire for something that might happen in the near or distant future.

    The two are obviously closely related, but the forms are quite different. In the first case, the wish is for something to already be true. In the second case, the hope is for something to become true.


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    Re: I HOPE...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    I'd like to know what comes after 'I Hope+...' - What tense?

    Is it good to say : I hope I had a car
    Is it similar to: I wish I had a car
    or it has nothing to do?
    That's a very good question. The two verbs are often confused. The verb "wish" is often followed by a subjunctive statement. The verb "hope" usually takes an indicative statment.

    "I wish I had a car" expresses a desire for something that is not currently true by placing the verb in the past tense (subjunctive).

    "I hope I get a car" expresses a desire for something that might happen in the near or distant future.

    The two are obviously closely related, but the forms are quite different. In the first case, the wish is for something to already be true. In the second case, the hope is for something to become true.





    Thanks a lot! :P

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    Re: I HOPE...

    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    I'd like to know what comes after 'I Hope+...' - What tense?

    Is it good to say : I hope I had a car
    Is it similar to: I wish I had a car
    or it has nothing to do?
    That's a very good question. The two verbs are often confused. The verb "wish" is often followed by a subjunctive statement. The verb "hope" usually takes an indicative statment.

    "I wish I had a car" expresses a desire for something that is not currently true by placing the verb in the past tense (subjunctive).

    "I hope I get a car" expresses a desire for something that might happen in the near or distant future.

    The two are obviously closely related, but the forms are quite different. In the first case, the wish is for something to already be true. In the second case, the hope is for something to become true.





    Thanks a lot! :P
    You're welcome, Jinx. :wink:


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    Re: I HOPE...

    Mike is it also possible to use I hope + to ininitive, isnt it?
    lupita

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    I'd like to know what comes after 'I Hope+...' - What tense?

    Is it good to say : I hope I had a car
    Is it similar to: I wish I had a car
    or it has nothing to do?
    That's a very good question. The two verbs are often confused. The verb "wish" is often followed by a subjunctive statement. The verb "hope" usually takes an indicative statment.

    "I wish I had a car" expresses a desire for something that is not currently true by placing the verb in the past tense (subjunctive).

    "I hope I get a car" expresses a desire for something that might happen in the near or distant future.

    The two are obviously closely related, but the forms are quite different. In the first case, the wish is for something to already be true. In the second case, the hope is for something to become true.

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    Re: I HOPE...

    Quote Originally Posted by LUPITA
    Mike is it also possible to use I hope + to ininitive, isnt it?
    lupita
    Yes it is.

    I hope to go to the prom in June.
    I hope to see the Pope when he visits.

    :wink:

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