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    Grammar

    A," I will come back."
    B,"Well, I hope you didn't"

    Is "didn't" correct here? Please.

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    Cool Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    A," I will come back."
    B,"Well, I hope you didn't"

    Is "didn't" correct here? Please.
    no, because the mood in "I will come back" is the future.
    "I came back." --> "I wish you didn't."

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    Re: Grammar

    Thanks.

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    Re: Grammar

    -= I am not a teacher =-

    I am not sure what you want to say, but look at this:

    "Well, I hope you won't."

    OR

    "Well, I hope you will not."

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    But again, I am not sure what you want to say exactly

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Freak View Post
    no, because the mood in "I will come back" is the future.
    "I came back." --> "I wish you didn't."

    "I came back." --> "I wish you hadn't." "didn't" is incorrect.

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Thanks.

    Any other comments?
    Yes. The thread has veered off from "hope" to wish". These verbs are used differently.

    A: " I will come back."
    B: "Well, I hope you don't." OR
    B: "Well, I wish you wouldn't."

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    A," I will come back."
    B,"Well, I hope you didn't"

    Is "didn't" correct here? Please.
    (Not a teacher)
    Puzzle, I think you have to make yourself clear of the difference in the use of "hope" and "wish".

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    A," I will come back."
    B,"Well, I hope you didn't"

    Is "didn't" correct here? Please.
    (NOT a teacher) In my humble opinion, B could answer: (1) Well, I hope you don't, (2) Well, I hope you won't, (3) Well, I would prefer you didn't, and (4) I would rather you didn't. Probably Numbers 3 & 4 are the most courteous. In English, the past tense often makes a statement more polite and less abrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I came back." --> "I wish you hadn't." "didn't" is incorrect.
    thx

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