Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bogus Usage Assertions (First in an occasional series on bogus usage rules some people assert)

Assertion:
You can't use "hopefully" to mean "I hope" or "it is hoped
that."

Example:
"Hopefully, I'll see you there."

Debunked:
hopefully
adv. 2 it is to be hoped that -- Webster's New World College Dictionary


2 comments:

Home Base Heroes said...

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June Casagrande said...

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