- I hope she is having a good time.
In negative sentences, we usually put not with the verb that comes after hope.
- I hope she doesn’t get late. (NOT I don’t hope she gets late.)
I was hoping is used to introduce a polite request.
- I was hoping you could lend me some money.
I had hoped is used to talk about hopes that weren’t realised.
Hopefully can mean I hope. This is a fairly recent usage in British English, and some people consider it incorrect.
- Hopefully, I am not disturbing you. (I hope I am not disturbing you.)
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.
b) will like
3. I hope the train ——————- soon.
4. I hope he ——————– wake up.
a) will not
b) does not
5. I was hoping you ———————- lend me some money.
6. We ——————- that you can come and stay with us.
b) are hoping c) Either could be used here
7. I —————- to find a good job soon.
b) am hoping c) Either could be used here
8. We hope ——————- Susie while we are in Italy.
b) to see
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.