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    Looking forward to see you.

    Respected teachers please tell me which one is correct.
    "Looking forward to see/meet you" or "Looking forward to seeing/meeting you"

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    #2

    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    "Looking forward to seeing/meeting you" is correct. This is the preposition 'to' followed by the -ing form (gerund) of the verb. It can also be followed by a noun or pronoun. The other form is wrong.

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    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    Respected teachers please tell me which one is correct.
    "Looking forward to see/meet you" or "Looking forward to seeing/meeting you"
    The second, though it's not a complete sentence.

    I am looking forward to meeting/seeing you.

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    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second, though it's not a complete sentence.

    I am looking forward to meeting/seeing you.
    I agree, if we are talking about full sentences. However, "Looking forward to meeting/seeing you" is very commonly used as closing words in an informal letter/message/text.

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    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    A text? Silly boy! C U soon. Not in MY texts, of course. Mine say things like "Can't wait to see you tomorrow!" instead of CU <3, but I'm old.

    (A little piece of me dies inside every time I see "ur" in anything other than a text.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A text? Silly boy! C U soon. Not in MY texts, of course. Mine say things like "Can't wait to see you tomorrow!" instead of CU <3, but I'm old.

    (A little piece of me dies inside every time I see "ur" in anything other than a text.)
    Hear hear! I can't bear u/ur/sum1 etc even in text messages.

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    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    Sorry, I'm a bit thick and not used to texts. What's the meaning of <3 in CU<3?

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    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    Just like :) is a smiley face and :( is a frowny face when viewed sideways, <3 is a heart. CU <3 means that you'll be happy to see me.

    Would you like to borrow my teen for a couple days? She'll have you up to speed in no time.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Smile Re: Looking forward to see you.

    That's the symbol of a heart, thus it symbolises your kindness, your love towards the person to whom you're writing your message. (It can also mean that you are fond of whom you are talking about. Eg., "I've just watched an interview with Jessica Alba. <3" Incidentally, you can add more 3's for the emphasis: <333 )


    PS: Barb was faster by a couple of (milli)seconds.
    Last edited by ~Mav~; 15-Aug-2011 at 02:32.

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    #10

    Re: Looking forward to see you.

    Thank you both for your fast replies.
    <333

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