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    which tense should be used after "I hope..."

    If Iam not wrong all these forms are used while hope indicate the future

    I hope he does sth
    I hope he will do sth
    I hope I have done sth

    is it correct ?which of them is the most appropriate?

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    Re: which tense should be used after "I hope..."

    You can use any of them, depending on what you mean.

    I hope (just now, in the recent past) I didn't offend you.
    I hope (looking back on my past actions) I haven't screwed this up.
    I hope (right now) she likes the proposal I just made.
    I hope (tomorrow) that the weather will be nice.
    I hope (in the indefinite future) my children will make good choices.

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