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    #1

    I hope everybody realise/will realise the importance of racial harmony.

    I hope that everybody will realise the importance of racial harmony.

    Should it be 'realise' instead of 'will realise'?

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    #2

    Re: I hope everybody realise/will realise the importance of racial harmony.

    It can be either will realise or realises. The meaning is different: the first expresses an aspiration for the future; the second, a hope for the present.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I hope everybody realise/will realise the importance of racial harmony.

    Both realises and will realise could apply to the future.

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