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    Default I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    Which one is correct?

    1)I'm looking forward to see you.

    2)I'm looking forward to seeing you.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    Hi

    I'm almost sure that only the second one is correct, i.e., ...forward to seeing you/working with you etc.

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    Hi!
    The correct one is: I'm looking foward to seeing you.

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    I look forward to the party(noun).
    I look forward to playing(noun) games.
    I look forward to seeing(noun) you.

    Got the logic?

    playing and seeing are all gerunds and gerund is a type of noun.

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    I have doubts too regarding this.

    1) I want TO SEE you.

    2) She wants TO SMILE.

    If we have to use first of the verb with TO then why are you using first form of the verb + ing with to in " looking forward to seeing" ?

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    I look forward to playing(noun) games.
    I look forward to seeing(noun) you.

    These are not nouns they are the present participle forms of the verbs. The nouns are 'games' and 'you'.

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I look forward to playing(noun) games.
    I look forward to seeing(noun) you.

    These are not nouns they are the present participle forms of the verbs. The nouns are 'games' and 'you'.
    How about the following ones?
    playing games=noun
    seeing you=noun
    Ving(seeing/playing) is gerund noun, I'm sure, but when a noun (maybe object) is used after ving(seeing you/playing games), is that either gerund or participle?

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    Consider;
    The playing (gerund) of the guitarist Eric Clapton is excellent. He will be playing (present participle) in Paris next year.
    There will be a meeting (gerund) at the town hall at 8 o'clock this evening. I hope to be meeting (present participle) John there.

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    Thank you.
    I am playing football, eating a banana.(participle)
    Eating a banana every day is good for my health.("Eating a banana evey day" is Noun, and not participle)
    Right?
    On the other hand, it may be participle noun, and not gerund noun.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    No, 'The eating (gerund) of bananas...'

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