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      • Native Language:
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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    have hopes in our life

    We have dreams in our life.

    Can we also say 'We have hopes in our life'?

    Could I ask native English teachers to help me? Thank you very much.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: have hopes in our life

    Yes, you can, but this could lead into deep discussion.

    Hopes and dreams are not precisely synonymous.

    I dream of living in a perfect world AND I hope to live in a perfect world have different connotations.

    "dream of" = consider possible [cf Martin Luther King: I have a dream...]

    "hope for something" = want something to happen

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