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Some people are being held hostage. One of the hostages says:

Let’s hope this will all be over soon so we can get home to our families. (1)

Let’s hope all this will be over soon so we can get home to our families. (2)

Let’s hope this will all soon be over so we can get home to our families. (3)

Let’s hope all this will soon be over so we can get home to our families. (4)


I'm not sure about where to place "all" and "soon" in this sentence. Which one of the sentences would you go with? Thank you.

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They sound correct to me except (3); I'm not sure about it. Don't depend on my answer, though.

anonymousWhich one of the sentences would you go with?

They are all good English, but "over soon" is more immediate than "soon be over". Number one is the natural utterance in the context, I would say, with number two second.