I should hope so/not
I should hope not
I would naturally expect that this would not happen or be true. A: "Don't worry, you won't have to pay for the additional service." B: "I should hope not, seeing as I never agreed to it in the first place!"
I should hope so
I would naturally expect that this would happen or be true. A: "My manager said you can get a refund on the item." B: "I should hope so—it arrived broken in two pieces!"
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I should ˈhope so/not,
so I should ˈhope(spoken) used to say that you feel very strongly that something should/should not happen: ‘Nobody blames you.’ ‘I should hope not!’ ♢ ‘She did apologize.’ ‘So I should hope!’
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