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    I hope that... or I am hopeful that...

    A question regarding grammar and the following sentences: why is the first correct and the second incorrect?

    I hope that you will visit us soon.

    I am hopeful that you will visit us soon.

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    Re: I hope that... or I am hopeful that...

    And is it? It's certainly used, google gives more than 16 million hits for the phrase "I am hopeful that".

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    Re: I hope that... or I am hopeful that...

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    And is it? It's certainly used, google gives more than 16 million hits for the phrase "I am hopeful that".

    The grammar doesn't look right. Is the dependent clause an adverbial?

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    Re: I hope that... or I am hopeful that...

    I think it's a complement clause. As in:
    I am sure that you will visit us soon.

    But I can be wrong.

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    Re: I hope that... or I am hopeful that...

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    I think it's a complement clause. As in:
    I am sure that you will visit us soon.

    But I can be wrong.

    No, you are right. It's an adjective complement clause...

    http://www.hamline.edu/~aschramm/Slec11a.html

    Hey, thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

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