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    This summer vacation, Joan wants to go to the U.S.A to study English. She plans/has planned to go there for many years. She hopes she has/will have lots of fun when she's in the U.S.A.



    The above is an exercise test for my daughter Penny, a junior high student, and she has some problems with the above two questions. But after checking the given answers, I found them (the given answers) wrong. Would you mind checking them out for me? Thanks.

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    Given the choices available:
    This summer vacation, Joan wants to go to the U.S.A to study English. She has planned to go there for many years. She hopes she will have lots of fun when she's in the U.S.A.
    Less ambiguous
    She has been planning for many years to go there.

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    Right on! Soup.
    I see eye to eye with you, so the given answers are wrong.

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: She plans/has planned to go there

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Given the choices available:
    This summer vacation, Joan wants to go to the U.S.A to study English. She has planned to go there for many years. She hopes she will have lots of fun when she's in the U.S.A.
    Less ambiguous
    She has been planning for many years to go there.
    'She hopes she has lots of fun when she's in the U.S.A.' is also correct.
    We know that this sentence refers to the future, so we don't need ''will''.

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    Default Re: She plans/has planned to go there

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    'She hopes she has lots of fun when she's in the U.S.A.' is also correct.
    We know that this sentence refers to the future, so we don't need ''will''.
    Good eye! The verb hope is also a reason to drop will:

    She will have a great time when ...
    She hopes that she has a great time when...
    Given the adverb when, though, adding will doesn't hurt either--in fact it's more conservative grammarwise:
    When she is in the USA, she hopes that she'll have...

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