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I am hoping to do something Is this a correct usage of "hope"? If so, why?
Oct 12, 2012 11:05 PM
Answers · 2
It is just fine. The gerund form (ing) just expresses an ongoing condition. In this case, you could have written the sentence as: I "CONTINUE TO HAVE HOPE THAT I WILL" do something. This is shortened by replacing the words in quotes with : "AM HOPING TO" which is a much more concise, as well as more commonly used, phrase.
October 12, 2012
Yes, it is correct. For some reason, "hope" can be used in the continuous. In this case, i implies you were thinking actively about doing something and had great hope of actually doing it.
October 13, 2012
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