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    #1

    Smile I'm looking forward to seeing/see.

    Hello everyone,

    which one is more natural?

    Please send my regards to uncle Sam whom I'm looking forward to see.

    Please send my regards to uncle Sam whom I'm looking forward to seeing.

    It seems to me that the second one is more natural, but my teacher once told me the opposite.

    Thanks in advance.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: I'm looking forward to seeing/see.

    The first is wrong. The second is fine, though he's 'Uncle Sam'.

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    #3

    Re: I'm looking forward to seeing/see.

    With "look forward to" (or "looking forward to" -- both are right), you need the -ing form.
    I look forward to meeting you.
    She is really looking forward to going to New York.
    I'm looking foward to welcoming you back home.
    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: I'm looking forward to seeing/see.

    I think the difference between 'look forward to' and 'looking forward to' is that 'look forward' is a bit formal than the other one. isn't it?
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: I'm looking forward to seeing/see.

    Yes, I agree.
    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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