I'm afraid if my understanding has been wrong all along. I have this sense after reading the definition of expect itself in the dictionary. As a verb, this word has 3 different definitions (According to Cambridge Dictionary).
- Be pregnant
I thought, they are interchangeably, hope and expect are, at first. Suppose I have a sentence:
I hope you will eat your food.
Can we use expect to substitute hope?
I expect you to eat your food.
I believe, there's something different between them, but I don't know what and how to use them differently. Is it correct if I make a guess, expect you is stronger than hope you will?
I mean, suppose I'm in a real-life, when I mean to say 'I hope you will do something' to people and want to rephrase it 'I expect you to do something', I don't know whether I sound pushy or not.