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    #1

    set somebody hoping

    Which is correct regarding grammar and use?

    You set me hoping about the future.
    You made me hopeful about the future.

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    #2

    Re: set somebody hoping

    The second is natural. The first is not. The first is not entirely grammatically incorrect but a native speaker wouldn't say it. We usually use "set" in phrases like "You've set me thinking".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: set somebody hoping

    I think you got me hoping would be OK in the first.

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