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    #1

    hope for sb to do sth

    Hello.

    I have a question as to the usage of "hope for sb to do sth".

    Today, one of my students, who goes to a senior high school, brought me her textbook/workbook.
    It includes a question:

    "I (hope) Brian to come next week."
    (In this exercise, students are asked to correct the sentences to make them grammatical. They have to use the word 'hope' in this particular case.)

    I first thought it was not a good question and that the 'hope' must be 'want'.
    The suggested answer is 'hope for':

    "I hope for Brian to come next week."

    I'm not used to this construction, but I guess it is a grammatical sentence.
    Here're what I've found: 9861 sentence examples using 'hope for to'

    Is the sentence "I hope for Brian to come next week." natural?
    I think "I hope (that) Brian will/can come next week." sounds much better if we need to use 'hope'.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 01-Jul-2013 at 08:24.

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    Re: hope for sb to do sth

    You are absolutely right. "I hope for Brian to come next week." is not natural, and your suggested form of words is much better.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Thumbs up Re: hope for sb to do sth

    I hope for Brian to come next week.
    "I hope Brian will come next week."
    "Next week" is future time, so use "will."

    Or

    "I hope Brian is going to come next week."



    I hope it helps...

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    #4

    Re: hope for sb to do sth

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.

    I have a question as to the usage of "hope for sb to do sth".

    Today, one of my students, who goes to a senior high school, brought me her textbook/workbook.
    It includes a question:

    "I (hope) Brian to come next week."
    (In this exercise, students are asked to correct the sentences to make them grammatical. They have to use the word 'hope' in this particular case.)

    I first thought it was not a good test question and that the 'hope' must be 'want'.
    The suggested answer is 'hope for':

    "I hope for Brian to come next week."

    I'm not used to this construction, but I guess it is a grammatical sentence.
    Here're what I've found: 9861 sentence examples using 'hope for to'

    Is the sentence "I hope for Brian to come next week." natural?
    I think "I hope (that) Brian will/can come next week." sounds much better if we need to use 'hope'.

    Thank you.
    Yes, your second sentence is exactly right.

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    #5

    Re: hope for sb to do sth

    Quote Originally Posted by 4h8s View Post
    "I hope Brian will come next week."
    "Next week" is future time, so use "will."
    That's fine, but so is "I hope Brian comes next week".
    Last edited by 5jj; 01-Jul-2013 at 12:57. Reason: typo

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