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Which preposition should I use with have high/great hopes.... "for" or "of"? In many dictionaries more appropriate version is with "for" I guess, when we refer to somebody. But I've found "of" in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 4th Edition. In newer versions there is no such an example. It's only with "for". I specifically refer to this example. Is it correct? Can I use "of" with somebody? http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/hope_2

have high/great hopes of
We have great hopes of her - she's very talented.

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In your example, there is an implied meaning

We have great hopes of her (success) - she's very talented
We have great hopes of our children's success

However referring directly about to a person it is better to use for

We have great hopes for her
We have great hopes for our children

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  • Can I also use "for" in We have great hopes of our children's success. ?
    – masterkomp
    Feb 27, 2016 at 11:42

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