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Thread: hope

    • Join Date: Dec 2005
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    I hope to pass.
    She hopes that she will go to university next year.
    After hope we use an infinitive or an object noun clause or simple present with a future meaning.
    But in this sentence we have: I hope she is at home now. Is it because of now that we use is?

    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Re: hope

    I hope to pass (the exam).

    She hopes to go to university next year.
    She hopes to be going to university next year.

    I hope she is/she's at home. Knock on the door and see.
    I hope she's at home when we call (when we call round to see her sometime later today)

    I hope she's home by now. I don't like the idea of her still being on the road in all this bad weather.
    I hope she's home now. I've been trying to ring her all morning.

    Which of these sentences are you unsure about?

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