I do hope to see you ?

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besma

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French
Is there a difference in american english, between "I do hope to see you" and "I would like to see you " ?
Thank you for your help
 
  • Lancearoni

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    They're not exactly the same.

    For example, if you are going to a party and you tell someone:

    "I do hope to see you there" This implies that it is not certain they are going, but that their company would be appreciated if they choose to come.

    "I would like to see you there" This implies that it is not certain they are going, but also has the connotation that you really want, or even expect for them to come.
     

    besma

    Member
    French
    Lancearoni said:
    They're not exactly the same.

    For example, if you are going to a party and you tell someone:

    "I do hope to see you there" This implies that it is not certain they are going, but that their company would be appreciated if they choose to come.

    "I would like to see you there" This implies that it is not certain they are going, but also has the connotation that you really want, or even expect for them to come.
    Thanks a lot for your help. In fact the person wrote : "Im coming and hope to see you there", so i didnt understand if it was a polite way to say see you there maybe or i would like to see you.
     
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