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    Dear all,

    Would you please tell me which one is correct?

    a)I look forward to see you soon
    b)I look forward to seeing you soon

    Best wishes

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    Re: look forward to

    Look forward to is a idiom and can be followed by noun / gerund. So Second is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1364
    Dear all,
    Would you please tell me which one is correct?
    a)I look forward to see you soon
    b)I look forward to seeing you soon
    Best wishes

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    Wink Re: look forward to

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan
    Look forward to is a idiom and can be followed by noun / gerund. So Second is correct.
    thank you ,another question which one is more common?
    1) I look forward to meeting you
    2) I look forward to meeting with you

    Thanks and regards

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    the second one is better and more common, and makes more sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    the second one is better and more common, and makes more sense
    Matilda
    Hi Matilda,

    Actually, this is a difference between British and American English. Americans will always say "meet with you", and British speakers will (nearly) always say "meet you".

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    Wink Re: look forward to

    thank you for you reply

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    Re: look forward to

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa
    British speakers will (nearly) always say "meet you".
    It is 'nearly' always nowadays- I have heard it used a bit in the last few years, which strikes me as a recent development.

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