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hope so

This page is about the collocation hope so

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

used to express hope that something's true

For example

  • I'm not sure if I passed the exam, but I hope so.

  • I said, "Are you guys going to win?", and the captain said, "We really hope so."

Note:
Mostly used in spoken English, either to answer a question or to express strong hope. A similar collocation with the opposite meaning is "hope not".

Quick Quiz

I said "I hope so" after he asked me if I was

a. in hospital

b. feeling sick

c. getting better

Contributor: Matt Errey