Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'hope' group

These nouns refer to what someone thinks or is expecting when they do something.
He leaped to his feet in anticipation of hearty congratulations from his team-mates.
Shortly before his death he tape-recorded his version of the night's events in the hope that his name would one day be cleared.
  • in the belief that ...
  • in the hope of .../that ...
  • in anticipation of ...
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