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    Please explaing the follwing two sentences.

    1) I look forward to receiving your phone call.

    2) I look forward to continued representation from the support staff on this committee.

    In sentence 1. there is "ing" after "forward to" but in sentence 2. after "forward to" it is "continued" not "ing" form. PLZ explaing why the differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    Please explaing the follwing two sentences.

    1) I look forward to receiving your phone call.

    2) I look forward to continued representation from the support staff on this committee.

    In sentence 1. there is "ing" after "forward to" but in sentence 2. after "forward to" it is "continued" not "ing" form. PLZ explaing why the differences.

    THANKS
    In the 1st sentence "receiving" is a gerund joined by preposition to
    In the 2nd sentence "continued" is a past participle acting as adjective of the noun "representation" which is joined by the preposition to

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    In sentence 2 is it grammatically correct to write "I look forward to continuing representation from the support staff on this committee."? THANKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    In sentence 2 is it grammatically correct to write "I look forward to continuing representation from the support staff on this committee."? THANKS
    No, because the preposition "to" should be followed by a noun and there is already a noun 'representatation'. So either you can say: I look forward to representation from the support staff on this committee. or
    I look forward to continued representation from the support staff on this committee."

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