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Is it a proper way to say:”I hope it wouldn't rain tomorrow?”, or should one say: “l’d hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow?”

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    Personally, I hope it won't rain tomorrow. Oct 21, 2019 at 15:06
  • The second one is like you would hope not, but the first one makes it sound like 'it' has a choice to rain or not.
    – user353675
    Oct 21, 2019 at 15:08
  • You can say, “I wish it wouldn’t rain tomorrow.” or “I hope it won’t rain tomorrow.” But in context, “I hope it wouldn’t” isn’t acceptable.
    – Jim
    Oct 24, 2019 at 0:54

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The first is appropriate when it actually will rain tomorrow (with emphasis on "wouldn't":

"It will rain tomorrow."

"I hope it wouldn't rain tomorrow."

The second is appropriate when it is really unlikely it will rain tomorrow (with emphasis on "hope"):

"It's Christmas, so it will not rain tomorrow."

"I'd hope it doesn't rain tomorrow."

In general, if you are hoping it doesn't rain tomorrow, you can just say "I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow."

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