Hopefully or I hope?

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Which sentence is correct and why?

 

Hopefully, the movie will be a success.  OR  I hope that the movie will be a success.

 

If both are correct, which is better?

asked May 06 '13 at 17:49 Karen Gustofsen New member

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 I hope that the movie will be a success.

 

This implies that it is something YOU want. Though, in practice, many native speakers say: "Hopefully, the movie will be a success," to mean "I hope the movie is a success." It is not technically correct because the adverb modifies how the movie will be successful--it actually implies that the movie will achieve success and be full of hope while doing so.

link comment answered May 07 '13 at 12:27 Kimberly Expert

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