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    I hope there

    I hope there was no casualty.

    Can we use 'that' before "there"? If so what difference it makes.

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    Re: I hope there

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/hope_1
    Having read the above, I think 'that' is optional in 'I hope there were no casualties', and there is no difference in meaning.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I hope there

    We can. It makes the sentence more formal.

    We would be more likely to say I hope (that) there were no casualties.

    (Crossposted)

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