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    In fact, I'm hoping ...

    Hi

    One guy said to another: You can hand it to me or we can take it from you. In fact, I'm hoping I have to take it.

    --- Does it mean: Either way, I have to take it from you.

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    Re: In fact, I'm hoping ...

    It's a threat. Either he gives it to the speaker or the speaker will take it by force.

    It suggests that the speaker enjoys inflicting violence.

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    Re: In fact, I'm hoping ...

    Hi

    So is he saying: I hope, I'll have to take it myself from you (so the guy who's speaking doesn't think that the other guy will give IT to him himself and he'll have to use force?)

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    Re: In fact, I'm hoping ...

    jamiep explained it perfectly.

    If you choose not to give it to me, I will take it, and I would prefer the opportunity to take it [because I'm a violent person or I would enjoy hurting you].
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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