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I Hope That “Hopefully” Isn’t Misused

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This is something I tend to overuse myself. It seems that in order for a language to evolve, some grammatical rules must be “transgressed”. With this example here, it may be an issue of formality vs informality.

 

“I hope” in more formal documents and “Hopefully” in less formal? This is pure guesswork on my part.

 

Example No. 4,335,081 of how the English language confounds as it evolves, and the evolution doesn’t necessarily make it better: hopefully. It is an adverb defined as “in a hopeful mann…

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