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    was hoping that you attended

    Hello,

    *self-made*

    - I was hoping that you attended the class.

    I would like tos ask if it is proper to use the simple past or not.

    Thanks.

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    Re: was hoping that you attended

    It's OK if your hope is that the person addressed did attend the class. It's not OK if your hope is that s/he will attend the class .

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    Re: was hoping that you attended

    If this is set in the past, I would say "I was hoping you had attended the class."

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