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  1. Alc112's Avatar

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    Look forward to

    hi, i'm new here
    I want to know the difference by srtarting with i'm looking forward to and i look forward to:
    I'm looking forward to going to the zoo.
    I Look forward to meeting your friend

    thanks a lot
    PD: could the answer be in spanish?

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    Re: Look forward to

    There's little difference. The present simple form is more common in formal language.

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    Re: Look forward to

    Welcome.

    "I am looking forward to" contains 'am -ing', a progressive verb, and together with the word "forward", it expresses a continuous act, that you are at the present time looking forward to going to the zoo.

    "I look forward to" contains a simple verb "look", and together with "forward", it expresses a fact about the future.

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