hopeverb [ I or T ]uk /həʊp/ us /hoʊp/
I hope (that) she'll win.
It's good news, I hope.
- I hope they get the punishment they deserve.
- What do you hope to gain from the course?
- I was hoping to leave work early today.
- She is hoping to get a loan from her bank to help her out of her financial predicament.
- Maggie sends her love and hopes you'll feel better soon.
ExpectWe use expect to say that we believe that something will happen. We use expect in the following main patterns: …
HopeWe use hope when we do not know whether something will happen or not but we want it to happen. We use hope in the following patterns: …
WaitWe use wait when we refer to letting time pass because we are expecting that something is going to happen. We use wait in the following main patterns: …
Hope as a verbAfter hope, we often use present verb forms even when there is reference to the future: …
hopenoun [ C or U ]uk /həʊp/ us /hoʊp/
- We still haven't given up hope of finding her alive.
- The latest violence has destroyed any remaining hopes for an early peace agreement.
- The hope is that this area will develop into a vibrant commercial centre.
- The doctors gave him more powerful drugs in the hope that he might recover.
- There is still some hope that the economic blockade will work and make military intervention unnecessary.