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    Dear teachers,

    Is it true that in New York people use "downtown" to refer to "police station"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang

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    Re: downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Is it true that in New York people use "downtown" to refer to "police station"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    In the United Sates it is very common for police headquarters in larger cities to be located 'downtown'. It is common usage for one police officer to say to another officer: "Take the suspect downtown and book him on XYZ charges."

    "Downtown" is used in many cities...not just New York.

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    Re: downtown

    Hi amigos4,
    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    Could you please kindly explain the meaning of XYZ?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    In the United Sates it is very common for police headquarters in larger cities to be located 'downtown'. It is common usage for one police officer to say to another officer: "Take the suspect downtown and book him on XYZ charges."

    "Downtown" is used in many cities...not just New York.

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    Re: downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,


    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Jiang
    Hi,

    Is it right? or should be "Looking forward to hear from you"?

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    Re: downtown

    Hi,
    I think "to" is a preposition.
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    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi,

    Is it right? or should be "Looking forward to hear from you"?

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    Re: downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    In the United Sates it is very common for police headquarters in larger cities to be located 'downtown'. It is common usage for one police officer to say to another officer: "Take the suspect downtown and book him on XYZ charges."

    "Downtown" is used in many cities...not just New York.
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Hi amigos4,
    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    Could you please kindly explain the meaning of XYZ?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    Hi, jiang! The letters "XYZ" are often used in this forum when a member's question could have several answers. The letters indicate that the person who asked the question can add the appropriate response as required. For example, in my response, "XYZ" could represent any crime.
    ""Take the suspect downtown and book him on murder charges." (Or possibly "possession of drugs charges", "shoplifting charges", "theft charges", etc.)

    Another example: "Tonight I am going to dinner at Mrs. XYZ's house."Change "XYZ" to the real name: "Tonight I am going to dinner at Mrs. Lee's house." (Or Mrs. Chow/Ming/Lu, etc.)

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    Re: downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi,

    Is it right? or should be "Looking forward to hear from you"?
    "Looking forward to hearing from you" is correct.

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    Re: downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    "Looking forward to hearing from you" is correct.
    Hi,

    Could u please explain it grammatically?

    Thanks,
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    Re: downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi,

    Could u please explain it grammatically?

    Thanks,
    Anish
    "Look forward to" needs a noun phrase after the preposition "to" (as Jiang says):

    - I am looking forward to summer.
    - We are all looking forward to the World Cup

    If you want to use a verb, then you need to make it into a gerund, which enables it to act as a noun.

    - I am looking forward to going on holiday.
    - We are looking foward to seeing you again.

    This is slightly simplistic, but I hope it helps.

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