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"I hope you'd be successful." (would be...)
Is this correct? Because I know the subjunctive hope can also work with the modal verb would, meaing that the speaker is expressing the suppostional and unreal nature of that hope. Please help me. I am a little confused with the subjunctive use of hope. I've read a lot of materials and each of them says a different thing about the usage of hope in the "subjunctive" sense. Thanks!
Mighty JosephYeah, thanks! But some writers say that the "will" after hope is completely anomalous in grammar. Don't we say instead, " I hope you be successful."? And in which context can I possibly have the combination hope + would? Is this combination possible sometimes?'I hope you be successful' is correct, but rarely used. 'I hope you are successful' is correct.
I hoped you would succeed. (hoped + would).
I hope you succeed. (I don't see anything wrong with "I hope you will succeed," but "I hope you succeed" is fine.)
I hope you will be successful.
I HAD hoped that you would have successed.
I hope you be successful sounds mighty odd to me.
I hoped you would be successful. (hoped + would).
It would be correct to say either of the following depending on your intended meaning:
1. I had (or the contraction I'd) hoped you would be (or the contraction you'd) be successful.
.......the implication here is that you were not successful.
2. I hope you will (or the contraction you'll) be successful. Some grammarians specify using the verb wish instead of hope in this construction: I wish for your success.
I hope this is helpful!
Mighty JosephBecause I know the subjunctive hope can also work with the modal verb would, meaing that the speaker is expressing the suppostional and unreal nature of that hope. Please help me. I am a little confused with the subjunctive use of hope.As far as I know, hope does not take the subjunctive in English.
The present of hope usually takes the future (will).
The past of hope usually takes the future of the past (would).
I hope he will be successful.
I hoped he would be successful.
Neither of these has anything to do with the subjunctive.
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