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A question How to distinguish "wish" and "hope"?
Jan 29, 2016 4:52 AM
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"Hope" usually implies something that might happen. "I hope we win the game." "I hope I get the job." Wish usually implies something that you don't expect to happen. "I wish I had a million dollars." "I wish I could fly." "I wish I could play guitar." Note that you might expect to learn to play guitar, but you know that you can't play it RIGHT NOW. ALSO: See how the tense changes between hope and wish. "I hope that I CAN see you tonight." vs. "I wish that I COULD see you tonight."
January 29, 2016
"Hope" and "wish" are synonyms, i.e. both words mean essentially the same thing and can be used interchangeably. You really can't distinguish between them.
January 29, 2016
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