Hope

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After I hope, we often use a present tense with a future meaning.

In negative sentences, we usually put not with the verb that comes after hope.

I was hoping is used to introduce a polite request.

I had hoped is used to talk about hopes that weren’t realised.

hopefully

Hopefully can mean I hope. This is a fairly recent usage in British English, and some people consider it incorrect.

Hope | Grammar exercise

Complete the following sentences.

1. I hope she ----------------- the train.

a) will not miss
b) does not miss

2. I hope you -------------------- the flowers.

a) like
b) will like

3. I hope the train ------------------- soon.

a) come
b) comes

4. I hope he -------------------- wake up.

a) will not
b) does not

5. I was hoping you ---------------------- lend me some money.

a) can
b) could

6. We ------------------- that you can come and stay with us.

a) hope
b) are hoping c) Either could be used here

7. I ---------------- to find a good job soon.

a) hope
b) am hoping c) Either could be used here

8. We hope ------------------- Susie while we are in Italy.

a) seeing
b) to see

Answers

1. I hope she does not miss the train.

2. I hope you like the flowers.

3. I hope the comes soon.

4. I hope he does not wake up.

5. I was hoping you could lend me some money.

6. We hope / are hoping that you can come and stay with us.

7. I hope / am hoping to find a good job soon.

8. We hope to see Susie while we are in Italy.

See Also

Had better
Half
...hardly ...when/before ...
Help
Has been
Have or have got
Have vs Having
Hear and listen
Help
He, she or they
Home
Hope
How and what like?
However, yet, still, though
How ever and however

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