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Thread: Usage of "hope"

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    Default Usage of "hope"

    Hello teacher,
    What's the difference of:
    1. I hope he will like it.
    2. I hope he would like it.
    Do you think it is necessary for a primary 3 child to use the second one?

    Thanks for your help.
    Momo

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    Default Re: Usage of "hope"

    [QUOTE=Unregistered;225380]Hello teacher,
    What's the difference between:
    1. I hope he will like it.
    I haven't given it to him yet, but when I do, I hope he likes it.

    2. I had hoped he would like it.
    I gave it to him and he didn't like it, but I had hoped that he would.

    Do you think it is necessary for a primary 3 child to use the second one?
    No - even native speakers are rarely in a situation that would require them to use this tense.

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