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‘expect’ ‘hope’ or ‘wait’?

ESL learners often use expect and hope interchangeably. But the words expect, hope, and wait are all different in meaning. Expecting is mental rather than emotional. The dictionary defines ‘expect’ as ‘to consider probable or certain.’┬áIf I expect something to happen, I have good reasons to think it will in fact happen. But hoping is … Continue reading

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