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    Exclamation When do you use "to (a verb)ing"?

    For instance, I am looking forward "to meeting" you.

    Under what grammatical circumstance do I use to (a verb)+ing?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: When do you use "to (a verb)ing"?

    You look forward to a noun (for example 'the holidays', 'the next time', 'a prosperous future'....). When you add '-ing' to a verb you make either a verbal adjective (as in 'flying plates can be dangerous') or a verbal noun (gerund) as in 'flying planes can be dangerous'.

    Search this site for the term 'gerund'.

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    Re: When do you use "to (a verb)ing"?

    Where you have a three-word phrasal verb ending in to (verb+ particle/preposition + to), use -ing after it.

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