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    What is correct

    Which one of these sentences could be said to be better or more formal.

    I look forward to seeing you
    I am looking forward to seeing you

    According to a Dutch examinater the second sentence is correct and the first wrong.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by paul meanwell View Post
    Which one of these sentences could be said to be better or more formal.

    I look forward to seeing you.
    I am looking forward to seeing you.

    According to a Dutch examinater examiner the second sentence is correct and the first wrong.
    Personally, I don't think either one is more formal than the other. However, I would use them in slightly different situations.

    If a friend were coming to visit me for the weekend, I would say "I can't wait for you to arrive. I'm really looking forward to seeing you!"

    If I had set up a business meeting, I would say "The meeting is now set for 11am on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing you."

    If you consider that a business conversation or email is more formal, then I suppose you could say that the first is more formal but in my personal opinion, they're simply used in different situations.

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    Re: What is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by paul meanwell View Post
    Which one of these sentences could be said to be better or more formal.

    I look forward to seeing you
    I am looking forward to seeing you

    According to a Dutch examinater the second sentence is correct and the first wrong.
    The first sounds more colloquial to me; the second more formal. But neither is wrong.

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