I'm trying to improve my English, and I'm writing a letter which contains the phrase:
I'm wondering, in ?view? of a positive response, if I could start preparing the project.
My doubt is, given I don't know the outcome, and it's not in "view", but I simply expect a positive one, the phrase:
I'm wondering, expecting a positive response, if I could start preparing the project.
sounds really bad, I'm not sure what's wrong but I'm sure it's wrong.
I recall there was an appropriate word to express expectancy, that's why I structured the original phrase that way, but now I can't recall that word, not even in my native language.