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    #1

    in the fond hope

    She waited in the fond hope that he might come back.
    How can I say it otherwise?

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    Re: in the fond hope

    The original is unnatural so it's a good thing that you want to reword it. Just remove "fond" and you have a grammatical sentence. In BrE, we usually say "in the hopes that".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: in the fond hope

    "She waited in fond hope" is grammatical as well.

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    Re: in the fond hope

    OK. I've never heard it.
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    #5

    Re: in the fond hope

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, we usually say "in the hopes that".
    Really? I'd say in the hope that.

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    #6

    Re: in the fond hope

    If there was actually no chance of him coming back, I'd probably use "in the vain hope".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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