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Hi,
here's the problem: can I use a present tense instead of the future after "I hope", when referring to something future?
I think I often see the present simple where I would use "will".

I hope you'll have a great weekend! / I hope you have a great weekend!
I hope you'll have fun next week! / I hope you have fun next week!
I hope you'll find what you're looking for. / I hope you find what you're looking for.

So what tense should I use after "I hope"? I'd like to know more about this, since I think it's an exception... other verbs, like "think" don't behave this way...
Thanks Emotion: smile
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Present or future tense for future time is OK. Present may be more common. I'm not sure about that.
Use present perfect for anterior events. (I hope he has found what he was looking for.)

CJ
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After hope and care, both simple present and future tense are possible

I hope you will come with us/I hope you come with us

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