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December 23, 2019 English Learning

WS Questions: Is this sentence correct, “I hope you contact me”?

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    This sentence is grammatically correct, but depending on the context it may sound a little strange or desperate. For example, if you’re writing a cover letter, you wouldn’t want to end with “I hope you contact me.” That sends the message that you don’t really think they will, but you hope they do. It comes off as desperate and unappealing.

    Better would be “I hope to hear from you soon.” Or, in the context of a cover letter, something like “I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss my qualifications with you.”

    Note that there can be a big difference between grammatically correct and making sense in context, and it’s a distinction many people miss!

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