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hope or hoping? #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:22 pm   hope or hoping?
 

What's the difference between these two sentences:

1. I hope to be an architect.
2. I'm hoping to be an architect.
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hope or hoping? #2 (permalink) Tue Jan 17, 2012 13:11 pm   hope or hoping?
 

I do not detect any difference in meaning. #2 sounds slightly more conversational to me.
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hope or hoping? #3 (permalink) Wed Jan 18, 2012 16:42 pm   hope or hoping?
 

2. I'm hoping to be an architect is much better to use.. you use hoping which means you are eager to. if you use hope.. its just there...

so the most applicable to use is the 2. I'm hoping to be an architect. more conversational just like dozy said.

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