I have a couple of questions and I am wondering if you can help me.
What happens when we have a Stative Verb as touch or hear after a structure that demands an infinitive afterwards i.e. I look forward, I can't stand... Is it right for instance if I say "I can't stand touching this material"
Another question that I have is if it is correct to say "on 12th of October" instead "on the 12th of October".
You should include the word the in "the 12th of October". If the word the is omitted, then usually the word of is also omitted: 12th October / October 12th
I'm not sure I really understand what you're getting at in your other question:
"I can't stand touching this material" is a correct and normal sentence. "Can't stand" can be followed by the "ing-form" of a verb or by a noun. An infinitive is also possible. There is nothing that "demands" an infinitive here.
And the phrasal verb "look forward to" is followed by a noun or the "-ing form" of a verb:
- I look forward to seeing you.
- I'm looking forward to the picnic.
I can't think of any examples where "look forward to" would be followed by the infinitve.
Maybe you are confusing the "-ing form" of a verb with "continuous verb tense"? The "-ing form of a verb is a present participle or a gerund. It is a form of a word, not a verb tense.