My Vietnamese friend was signing a wedding card and wrote, “I hope your love continue to grow”. I pointed out that she should have said ”continues to grow”. She replied that someone else wrote, “May your love continue to grow”. I replied that this was correct but couldn’t explain why one expression used ‘continue’ and anther ‘continues’.
What is the grammatical explanation for the different use of ‘continue’ and ‘continues’ in the following two expressions:
- I hope your love continues to grow.
- May your love continue to grow.