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41 Little Grammar Rules to Follow to Sound Smarter

Reader's Digest Logo By Reader's Digest Editors of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 41: Hopefully means 'in a hopeful manner.' 'I hope the boss lets us out early' and 'Hopefully, the boss lets us out early' aren’t the same thing. On the other hand, these are grammar 'rules' you can safely ignore.

What's the difference: 'Hopefully' vs. 'I Hope'

Hopefully means 'in a hopeful manner.' 'I hope the boss lets us out early' and 'Hopefully, the boss lets us out early' aren’t the same thing. On the other hand, these are grammar 'rules' you can safely ignore.

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