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You hope FOR something impossible to happen?

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Answer #1 | 27/12 2013 15:58
Yes, it is correct. "You hope for something impossible to happen." Why would it not be correct? o3o
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Answer #2 | 27/12 2013 17:34
Yes. I hope FOR something TO happen; or, I hope THAT something WILL happen. I hope for a sunny day to make my wedding day a happy one. I hope that the weather will be sunny when I get married.
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Answer #3 | 27/12 2013 20:13
Yes, but it is idiomatic as opposed to "grammatic." It is a way of saying to someone, in practical effect, that his expectation, if any, of a certain thing's happening is no better than remote, less likely than impossible. For example, if someone said he is "hoping someday you will kiss him," you might say in reply, then you are hoping for something impossible (an impossible event) to happen. It's another way of saying that a person's expectations will be in vain in regard to you. It is "right," primarily in conversational speech and is intended as a retort which points out with derision the irony of the statement to which it replies.

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