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28 / 03 / 2006

EXPECT vs. HOPE: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we are going to explain the difference between two words which are often confused in Spanish because they are both translated as esperar. TO EXPECT It means: to think that something will happen Example 1: Look at those dark clouds! I expect (that) it will rain later on. Example 2: I'm expecting a phone call from Mr. Jones. If I'm not here when he calls, can you take a message? TO HOPE It means: to want and expect something to happen or be true Example 3 My garden is so dry! I hope (that) it rains soon or all my plants are going to die. Example 4 I hope Mr. Jones calls me today before I leave. I really need to talk to him about the advertising campaign. The key difference between the two words is that with to hope the meaning is more about what we want to happen and not only what we think will happen. We hope you will post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a fabulous day!

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