It Is to Be Hoped That You’ll Agree

by Erin Brenner on May 9, 2012

Last month, The AP Stylebook, the style guide for many American newspapers, finally gave up on restricting hopefully to its original meaning, “in a hopeful manner.” The stylebook now also allows hopefully to be as a sentence adverb meaning “it is hoped” or “it is to be hoped that.”

(Read my article on Visual Thesaurus.)

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