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    We look forward to serving you.

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    "We look forward to serve you." correct or better than "We look forward to serving you."?

    2) Why the word "serving" ending with "ing" is allowed after the word "to"? I always thought that after the word "to", there should not be words with ending with *ing

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    Default Re: We look forward to serving you

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    We look forward to serving you.

    1) Is
    "We look forward to serve you." correct or better than "We look forward to serving you."?
    No. It's wrong.

    2) Why is the word "serving" ending with "ing" is allowed after the word "to"? I always thought that after the word "to", there should not be words with ending with *ing.
    The 'to' is not part of the infinitive form of the verb; it is a preposition. Prepositions are normally followed by a noun, pronoun or gerund.

    I rely on your support. I rely on your being there tomorrow .
    I look forward to your visit. I look forward to serving you.



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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: We look forward to serving you

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The 'to' is not part of the infinitive form of the verb; it is a preposition. Prepositions are normally followed by a noun, pronoun or gerund.

    I rely on your support. I rely on your being there tomorrow .
    I look forward to your visit. I look forward to serving you.
    Senile or not, you're still one of the fastest guns around!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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