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    Hope vs wish.

    I would like to know about the usage of "Hope" and "Wish" in past tense.

    HOPE.

    1) I hope he has done it.

    2) I hoped he had done it.

    3) I hope you understand. (But in present form we usually do not use will after "hope". Am I correct?)

    4) I hoped I didn't hit him while sliding. (Can we use "wouldn't" instead of didn't?)

    WISH.

    1) I wish I will get what I want.

    2) I was wishing that he had completed the work.

    3) I wished that he would not come.

    I am confused about the usage of these two. Could you please set me straight on this?

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    Re: Hope vs wish.

    4) I hoped I didn't hit him while sliding. (Can we use "wouldn't" instead of didn't?)

    4. "I hoped I hadn't hit him." Past
    "I hope I haven't hit him." Present.

    No you can't use "wouldn't".

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    Re: Hope vs wish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    4) I hoped I didn't hit him while sliding. (Can we use "wouldn't" instead of didn't?)

    4. "I hoped I hadn't hit him." Past
    "I hope I haven't hit him." Present.

    No you can't use "wouldn't".
    How about "Wish"?

    Can "Would" be used with "Wish". Am I correct? Like "I wished that he would bring something to eat".
    Last edited by tufguy; 31-Jul-2017 at 07:19.

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    Re: Hope vs wish.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    4) I hoped I didn't hit him while sliding. (Can we use "wouldn't" instead of didn't?)
    Not without changing the meaning. I hoped I wouldn't hit him means I hoped I wasn't going to hit him.

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