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    what is the difference help / helpful

    Dear teacher

    compare these 2 sentences

    We are hopeful that the restriction will be lifted in coming weeks

    we hope that the restriction will be lifted in coming weeks

    May i know the difference in meaning

    thanks

    willia,ms

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    Re: what is the difference help / helpful

    There's a sense of assurance here:
    We are hopeful that the restriction will be lifted in coming weeks.
    There's a wish here:
    We hope that the restriction will be lifted in coming weeks.

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