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    on or in

    Hi,

    Please help me in/on the following aspects: ( Which one is correct: in or on?)

    We have high hopes on/in you.

    Which preposition is correct? I feel it should be on. Also is the bold-ed sentence correct?

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    Kiran

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    Cool Re: on or in

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    hi,

    please help me with the following aspects: ( which one is correct: In or on?)

    we have high hopes for you.

    Which preposition is correct? i feel it should be on. Also is the bold-ed sentence correct?

    Thanks,
    kiran

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    Re: on or in

    This is ok as a sentence, I feel it should be on. But it should be 'for'.

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    Re: on or in

    we have high hopes for you.. :o I am surprised to know this. Certainly, when we use for like in the case of 'I did it for you' we did something for others. But here we are depending on other/s. We are not doing anything for other/s.

    Please wipeout this confusion.

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    Re: on or in

    There's a phrase "we are putting high hopes on you". But "we have high hopes for you" is better in every respect.

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    Re: on or in

    I am still unable to digest the preposition 'for' for 'on'.. :(

    What does 'We have high hopes on you' mean? how does it differ from, in meaning, 'We have high hopes for you'?

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    Re: on or in

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I am still unable to digest the preposition 'for' for 'on'.. :(

    What does 'We have high hopes on you' mean? how does it differ from, in meaning, 'We have high hopes for you'?
    "We have high hopes on you" does not mean anything. The two versions are "to have hopes for someone" and "to be putting hopes on someone." There is no particular difference in meaning among them, but the phrase with "have" is simpler and more nearly universal: it is better.

    Why certain prepositions are or are not used is often an impossible question. It is best to learn the phrase as it is.

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