Hello Following a discussion on the Spanish-English forum, I'm left with a puzzle. It seems that two verbs are unique (2-nique?) in the English language "to hope" and "to bet". Each can use the present tense in the subsequent verb to talk about the future. Examples I hope you find it tomorrow. [you find is present tense] I bet you find it tomorrow. I anticipate you find it tomorrow. [We must say 'will find' - future] I think you find it tomorrow. My question Is there a name for this phenomenon? Is there a grammatical explanation? Why and how does it work? Why are these verbs unique in this respect (if they are)?