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    grammatical or not

    HI
    I have just became a member.

    I have some sentences that are confusing me on how they are formed.

    1-I have always learned that after the preposition (to) comes the infintive
    (to+invinitve) for example (to+take).
    .so, when can i use (to+verb+ing) such as I am looking forward to seeing you.

    I will be so grateful if someone answeres this question.

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    Smile Re: grammatical or not

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    HI
    I have just became a member.

    I have some sentences that are confusing me on how they are formed.

    1-I have always learned that after the preposition (to) comes the infintive
    (to+invinitve) for example (to+take).
    .so, when can i use (to+verb+ing) such as I am looking forward to seeing you.

    I will be so grateful if someone answeres this question.
    You can use the gerund after to when it is used as the preposition in a prepositional phrase:

    look forward to doing (to is not the infinitive here)
    I am looking forward to seeing you.

    come to doing (to is not the infinitive here either)
    Whenever it comes to answering a question in class, Simon gets nervous and starts to stammer.

    Check it with a dictionary if in doubt.


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    Re: grammatical or not

    thanks

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