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# Meaning of hope to ,hope for

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Whats the difference between Hope to and hope for?what does [#permalink]  18 Apr 2013, 23:58
Whats the difference between Hope to and hope for?what does they mean?
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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  19 Apr 2013, 00:09
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What`s the difference between Hope to and hope for?what does they mean?

either can be right
i hope to pass in my exams
we can hope for a surprise tomorrow

put the prep question if u saw it anywhere
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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  19 Apr 2013, 12:50
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Many of the thousands of students currently enrolled in night courses hope for the exchanging of their drab jobs for new careers that are challenging

(A) for the exchanging of their drab jobs for new careers that are challenging
(B)for exchanging drab jobs for new careers that will challenge them.
(C)to exchange their drab jobs with new careers that will be new and challenging.
(D)to exchange their drab jobs for new and challenging careers.
(E)to exchanging their drab jobs and find careers that will be new and challenging.

I picked A but OA is D.Why A is wrong?
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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  20 Apr 2013, 10:47
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Many of the thousands of students currently enrolled in night courses hope for the exchanging of their drab jobs for new careers that are challenging

(A) for the exchanging of their drab jobs for new careers that are challenging
(B)for exchanging drab jobs for new careers that will challenge them.
(C)to exchange their drab jobs with new careers that will be new and challenging.
(D)to exchange their drab jobs for new and challenging careers.
(E)to exchanging their drab jobs and find careers that will be new and challenging.

I picked A but OA is D.Why A is wrong?

Need help in this question.Can anyone plz explain the every answer option?
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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  23 Apr 2013, 05:37
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mun23 wrote:
mun23 wrote:
Many of the thousands of students currently enrolled in night courses hope for the exchanging of their drab jobs for new careers that are challenging

(A) for the exchanging of their drab jobs for new careers that are challenging
(B)for exchanging drab jobs for new careers that will challenge them.
(C)to exchange their drab jobs with new careers that will be new and challenging.
(D)to exchange their drab jobs for new and challenging careers.
(E)to exchanging their drab jobs and find careers that will be new and challenging.

I picked A but OA is D.Why A is wrong?

Need help in this question.Can anyone plz explain the every answer option?

You hope to 'verb' and you hope for 'noun'. In this sentence, hope to exchanging (noun) is incorrect grammatically and the preferred construction is to hope to exchange (verb) rather than the awkward and lengthy hope for exchanging (noun).

Between C and D, I find no problem with exchange 'for' in D. C is less concise (and awkward) and inserts a tense change (will be) that is unnecessary. D is the answer.

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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  23 Apr 2013, 08:20
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"Exchange A for B" is also a correct form to use. You can refer to any online dictionary to validate this.

OA is D.

C is eliminated because it is not concise - '....new careers that will be new...." is redundant.
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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  23 Apr 2013, 09:50
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jonnyhh wrote:
"Exchange A for B" is also a correct form to use. You can refer to any online dictionary to validate this.

OA is D.

C is eliminated because it is not concise - '....new careers that will be new...." is redundant.

I don't know which OA are you talking about here but I saw this question in KAPLAN question bank and according to them C is the correct answer.

My bad! Lets not call it "OA".... lets just call it "the answer". Since the explanation you stated for the OA is faulty - "'exchange for' is wrong!", I would go for D unless a Kaplan expert on this forum can prove otherwise.
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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  23 Apr 2013, 10:46
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The OA on old questions can be tough because the GMAT changes over time. OAs on questions from test prep companies can be even less reliable because we are mimicking the GMAT as best we can, but we don't always get it right.

Let me say this, there is NO WAY the GMAT would have C be the correct answer 'today'. Exchange 'with' may be the technically correct idiom, but exchange 'for' is acceptable and there is virtually no meaning difference between the two forms, so that issue isn't one that the GMAT will be using for eliminations. The issues of redundancy and tense shift are solid issues that the GMAT would use to invalidate answer choice C.

For the most part, you can rely on the explanations from test prep companies. In this case, however, the OA does not represent how the GMAT will be testing you today.

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Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for [#permalink]  03 Jun 2014, 01:21
In addition to the "hope for + noun -- hope to + verb," advice, "hope for" is generally used to express a desire for something to happen while "hope to" is used to indicate that you intend to accomplish an action.

I hope for peace to finally reign.

I hope to increase profits this year.
I hope to score an 800 on the GMAT.
Re: Meaning of hope to ,hope for   [#permalink] 03 Jun 2014, 01:21
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