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by Edward Wickham

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 @ 12:13

FROM St Paul's "faith, hope, and charity" to President Obama's "audacity of hope", the notion that hope is essential for spiritual and civic life is rarely questioned. But for Sally Kettle, whose essay "Does hope help?" was broadcast as part of the Four Thought strand (Radio 4, Wednesday of last week), hope is an over-used concept. By using "I hope" to begin so many phrases - not to mention the grammarian's bugbear, "hopefully" - we pepper our conversation with hopes that do us no ...

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