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    please explain me...

    1)"I am really looking forward to starting my new job."
    in blue written word is my question that why it is used "ing" after "to"?

    2)"the book has/is a good biography"
    which one is true has or is?

    3)"As was to be expected..."
    what does this mean when it is used in front of a sentence? and is it true that in front of a sentence? could not I use at the beginning of a sentence instead of it or what can ı use for explaining my thought...
    thanks in advance

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    Re: please explain me...

    please dear teachers ı need this what ı ask you for answering that in need of my homework please help me

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    Re: please explain me...

    Quote Originally Posted by craterus View Post
    1)"I am really looking forward to starting my new job."
    in blue written word is my question that why it is used "ing" after "to"?

    The correct forms are either:
    I look forward to Xing or I am looking forward to Xing.
    We need the -ing form of the verb because you are looking forward to a noun. The -ing form of the verb, called a gerund, acts like a noun.



    2)"the book has/is a good biography"
    which one is true has or is?
    A biography is the story of someone's life. It is a type of book. This book IS a biography.

    3)"As was to be expected..."
    what does this mean when it is used in front of a sentence? and is it true that in front of a sentence? could not I use at the beginning of a sentence instead of it or what can ı use for explaining my thought...
    thanks in advance
    It means "As people expected," and it can start a sentence.
    Please note that true has to do with facts. I don't know if the book is a good biography. It might be awful. The statement can be grammatically correct without being factually true. You can also write a statement that is grammatically incorrect but factually true.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craterus View Post
    1)"I am really looking forward to starting my new job."
    in blue written word is my question that why it is used "ing" after "to"?

    2)"the book has/is a good biography"
    which one is true has or is?

    3)"As was to be expected..."
    what does this mean when it is used in front of a sentence? and is it true that in front of a sentence? could not I use at the beginning of a sentence instead of it or what can ı use for explaining my thought...
    thanks in advance


    The thing is that you donīt add ing after to, the phrasal verb is look forward to and you can say look forward to sth or look forward to doing sth
    I hope you understand what I mean
    good luck

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