So now that I have found this wonderful place I can hopefully put to bed a conundrum that has troubled me for ages.
Trouble is, I can't remember what the word I struggle with - maybe you can help? [optimistic emoticon]
It's a word that can be written beginning with an 'a' or an 'e' and I am never sure which one to use. I did used to wonder if one was an American spelling but I have just googled 'American Spellings' and couldn't find it.
Oh this is hopeless. I am not sure how you can be expected to help me when I can't remember the flipping word but is this ringing any bells?
OK, so back to your original question. When you say "I can hopefully put to bed"- presumably you mean "full of hope, I can put to bed", not "I hope I can put to bed"...? Wouldn't want any misuse of adverbs here in P's C.