A: I hope he hasn’t failed his exam.
B: I hope so, too.
In this dialogue, if B disagrees with A, what should B say in short answer.
If a dialogue goes like this:
A: I hope he has passed his exam.
If B agrees with A, what should B say?
If B diagrees, what should B reply?
Both in short answer.
There are numerous replies, as there is no set response. However, these are possible (they are in order of the questions you asked).
I hope he has!
I don’t mean to bother you so much, Beeesneees. Maybe you think I’m a little bit annoying. But as a teacher of English and not a native speaker, I can’t answer so many questions from my students or at least I’m not so sure of the answers. This is a painful thing for me. So would you please be kind enough to answer a few more questions? I’d really appreciate it if you could.
- A: I hope he hasn’t failed his exam. If B agrees, can B say: ‘Me too’ or ‘I hope so’? If B disagrees, can B say ‘‘I hope not’?
- A: I hope he has passed his exam. If B agrees, can B also say: ‘Me too’ or ‘I hope so’? If B disagrees, can B also say: ‘I hope not’?
- A: Hasn’t he passed his exam? If the replies are: ‘I hope so’ and ‘I hope not’, what do they mean respectively?
- A: 10 o’clock? It isn’t that late, is it? If B replies: ‘I hope not.’ It means ‘I hope it is not that late.’ If the reply is: ‘I hope so’, what does it mean?
This will be the last time I ask these questions. May I beg you to answer them as detailed as possible? Many thanks for your help!
Thank you very much, Beeesneees. It’s so kind of you to answer all my questions and I’ve learned so much from your posts. But I have one more doubtful point in the following dialogue.
- A: I hope he hasn’t failed his exam.
If B agrees: ‘Me too’ or ‘And me’
If B disagrees: ‘I do’
Does ‘I do.’ mean ‘I hope he has failed his exam.’?
1 and 2 are as I said.
Hasn’t he passed his exam?
(Yes), he has. = He has passed.
(No), he hasn’t. = He hasn’t passed.
‘I hope so’ - I hope he has passed, but I don’t know.
‘I hope not’ - I hope he has not passed, but I don’t know.