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    hope sb to do sth?

    Dear teacher,

    My question is:

    I (want/hope/wish) him to come tomorrow.

    Which verb is the best answer, and why?
    And why the others are not suitable?


    Thanks a lot!!

    best,
    Cicily

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    Re: hope sb to do sth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicily21
    Dear teacher,

    My question is:

    I (want/hope/wish) him to come tomorrow.

    Which verb is the best answer, and why?
    And why the others are not suitable?


    Thanks a lot!!

    best,
    Cicily
    Hello,

    1. I want him to come tomorrow.
    ==> 'want' takes a noun as its object.

    2. I hope he comes tomorrow.
    ==> 'hope' takes a sentence as its object.

    3. I wish he would come tomorrow.
    ==> 'wish' also takes a sentence as its object.

    'wish' can also take a nominal as its object:

    4. I wish him well.
    5. I wish him the best.
    6. I wish the best for him.

    All the best,

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