I hope I enjoy myself very much

I came across the above expression when I was reading something, the writer wasn't a native English speaker. She was talking about visiting a place she wanted to go, but I'm not sure if the sentence is grammatically correct.

I'm not sure what is wrong, but it doesn't feel right.

I would appreciate very much if you could tell me what kind of error this is, if it is, and how I can change the expression to make it right.

  • I would favour - I very much hope I will enjoy myself. Or better yet I hope I will enjoy myself.
    – Philip
    Commented Sep 14, 2014 at 7:52
  • There's nothing specifically wrong with OP's sentence - it's just a slightly odd thing to say in the first place. Usually you'd just say "I hope I [will] enjoy myself", because you're hoping for the first of two possibilities: either you'll enjoy yourself, or you won't. Semantically, it's more likely the optional very much qualification would be applied to your act of hoping (as per Philip's rephrasing). It seems rather strange to tack it on to the end of the statement (where it can only modify the hoped-for future enjoyment). Commented Sep 14, 2014 at 13:32

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Nothing wrong with it apart from a little ambiguity that may not matter much anyway. It might mean:

"I very much hope ... " putting the emphasis on the verb;

whereas "... enjoy myself very much" puts the emphasis on the enjoyment.

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