Results 1 to 3 of 3

    • Join Date: Dec 2005
    • Posts: 10
    #1

    Please explain the difference

    Please explain these two sentences:

    1. I hope it meets with your approval

    2. I hope you will be able to approve it

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,218
    #2

    Re: Please explain the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by august View Post
    Please explain these two sentences:

    1. I hope it meets with your approval

    2. I hope you will be able to approve it
    1. I hope you like it, I hope you are pleased with it, I hope it's satisfactory.

    2. This is not something that's very likely to be said. Perhaps, it needs to be approved, and usually Peter is the person who approves these things, but he is out, so I hope you will be able to approve it in his absense.

    Or perhaps, I know it's not exactly what you were hoping for, but we are up against the deadline now. If it's not approved today, we won't get it done in time. So even though it's not perfect, I hope you will be able to approve it.


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #3

    Re: Please explain the difference

    Barb-D has come up with ways to use the construction you gave.

    Normally, it would be, "I hope you will approve it." as in

    "Peter - here's my application for annual leave. I know we're short-staffed at the moment, but I really need a break, so I'm hoping you will approve it."

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-Jul-2007, 13:43
  2. Whatīs the difference?
    By britbelle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Feb-2007, 14:09
  3. Difference between to have and to have got
    By D3Rk in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Feb-2007, 22:01
  4. making the difference
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2004, 16:47
  5. What's the difference?
    By Dany in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Oct-2004, 18:21

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •