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    Can I use subjunctive for I hope ?

    English grammar rules I learned tell me I should use subjunctive for sentenses start with "I wish...". My question is can I do the same for "I hope" ? To me, both convey the same meaning.

    For example,

    1) I wish you were right and I were wrong.
    2) I hope you were right and I were wrong.

    Are these two sentenses grammatically correct ?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Can I use subjunctive for I hope ?

    I would only use #1. We don't use "hope" to express regret.

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