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    Smile hope

    Hello everybody,

    what is grammatically better?: I hope it works/will work tomorrow.

    Thank you

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    Re: hope

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Hello everybody,

    what is grammatically better?: I hope it works/will work tomorrow.

    Thank you
    They are both grammatically correct.

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    Re: hope

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Hello everybody,

    what is grammatically better?: I hope it works/will work tomorrow.

    Thank you
    The verb ' Hope' carries a future sense.

    Is it right?

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    Re: hope

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post
    The verb ' Hope' carries a future sense.
    Definitely.

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    Cool Re: hope

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post
    The verb ' Hope' carries a future sense.

    Is it right?
    Not quite so.

    I hope she is fine refers to a present situation, whereas I hope she will be fine refers to a future situation. The form of the verb (as well as time adverbials) determines whether we talk about the present or the future.

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    Re: hope

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Not quite so.

    I hope she is fine refers to a present situation, whereas I hope she will be fine refers to a future situation. The form of the verb (as well as time adverbials) determines whether we talk about the present or the future.
    Well, if you are going to get picky about it....

    Tareq was right of course if his comment was meant to apply to the sentence(s) in question. Of course, as you stated, the word "hope" does have present tense applications.

    Is it okay if I say you are both right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Is it okay if I say you are both right?
    Yeah, that's fine.

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    Re: hope

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Yeah, that's fine.
    What I've meant could be summarized as follows:

    1-I hope this CD works. At the moment of speech. functioning the same as the present contineous tense. while trying to insert it into a CD driver.

    2-I hope this CD will work tomorrow. I might have bought a CD and I wish it would work.


    That's what I've just tryed to convey.

    I'm sure you've understood my point of view.
    would you please correct the second one,
    how to express it well, in a different way.

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    Re: hope

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post

    2-I hope this CD will work tomorrow.
    That's fine, but more idiomatic is "I hope this CD works" (1), which covers all occasions.


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