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Is the word Hopefully gramatically correct ?

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asked on 20 Jan 2011
Joseph Sheppard Joseph Sheppard
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Hopefully is a sentence adverb that has raised the hackles of some conservatives, but probably its overuse has made most of the trouble; it had been a perfectly good sentence adverb for generations before the recent objections were heard. Those who don't like it usually urge that I hope that or It is hoped that be used instead, but hopefully is in fact Standard.

answered on 21 Jan 2011
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