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Jun 7, 2013 22:01
The following is an example sentence for responding to criticism, which is written in my English text book.

"I'm aware of the problem, and I was hoping that I could talk to you about it."
(私は問題を承知していますので、あなたとそれについて話すことができれば、と思っています。)

I wonder why "I was hoping" is used in the subordinate clause, even though the person have been hoping to talk the person one is speaking to.

I'd appreciate it if you could help me.
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