Correct spelling, explanation: to create an adverb we have to add the suffix -ly to an adjective. In this case, the base adjective is hopeful, so it ends with a consonant l. Thus, after adding the suffix we receive double l: hopefully. One l form,
hopefuly, is therefore incorrect, and hopefully is the correct one.
Definition of hopefully:
adverb, in a hopeful manner; if everything goes well
Hopefully Jenny is on time today!
We worked hopefully, thinking that we could win.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
hopefuly is incorrect, because after adding the adverbial suffix -ly to the adjective hopeful, we receive hopefully. There is no reason why l wouldn’t double, so hopefully is the correct spelling of this adverb.
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