I often see people write "hope this helps" at the end of a communication, especially when they are trying to answer other people's queries about computer problems.
Recently, my English teacher pointed out that both "hope this helps" and "hope this help" are grammatically incorrect after she saw a classmate of mine writing the three words in his assignment, but my teacher just didn't explain it in detail why the expressions are wrong.
So, could you tell me why both "hope this helps" and "hope this help" are grammatically incorrect please?
I had asked this question in school. Some of teachers told me that "hope this helps" was perfectly acceptable and they had been using it for many years.
But some told me that "the correct expression should be: Hope this help or I hope this help"
Please help me! Which is correct?
- hope this helps
- hope this help
- I hope this will help. (my suggestion)