Hoping for something

When we are talking about something in the future that we want but maybe it won't happen, we use a number of phrases. Here are ten of them.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. I hope it's sunny tomorrow
  2. I'm hoping it'll be sunny tomorrow.
  3. Hopefully, it'll be sunny tomorrow.
  4. Let's hope it's sunny tomorrow.
  5. Here's hoping we have a sunny day.
  6. If we're lucky, it'll be sunny tomorrow
  7. With any luck, it'll be sunny tomorrow.
  8. I wish / If only it would be sunny...
  9. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for...
  10. I'm (really) counting on it being sunny
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrases 1, 2 and 3 are all saying that the speaker wants sunny weather tomorrow and that she thinks it might happen.
  2. Phrase 4 is saying that the speaker wants sunny weather and he thinks that everybody wants sunny weather too.
  3. Phrases 6 and 7 are saying that the speaker wants a sunny day but that it is very possible that it will rain.
  4. Phrase 8 is asying that it will probably rain but that the speaker still wants it to be sunny.
  5. Phrase 9 is saying that the speaker wants a sunny day and that he is not going to be prepared if it rains.
  6. Phrase 10 is saying that the speaker really needs sunny weather. If it rains it will be a disaster.
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