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    Can "hope" be followed by "could/would" to show politeness?

    Hi everyone,

    I know that normally we use "will" or "can" after "hope." However, if I am showing politeness, can I write sentences like "I hope you could/would give me some advice."?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Can "hope" be followed by "could/would" to show politeness?

    Quote Originally Posted by thincat View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I know that normally we use "will" or "can" after "hope." However, if I am showing politeness, can I write sentences like "I hope you could/would give me some advice."?

    Thank you!
    Yes. Absolutely.

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