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    #1

    opportunity plus ing or infinitive

    Which is more correct?

    1) I look forward to the opportunity to meeting you and discussing the position.

    2) I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss the position.

    Could I also write "I'm looking forward" instead of "I look forward"?

    Thanks so much.

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    #2

    Re: opportunity plus ing or infinitive

    It's not a question of which is more correct; 1 is simply wrong [that is, on the more-less continuum it has a value of 0].

    And you can also use 'I'm looking forward'. Personally, I would say 'I look forward to meeting you' but 'I'm looking forward to our meeting', but this isn't a hard and fast rule - you can use either.

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    #3

    Re: opportunity plus ing or infinitive

    I didn't understand... n1 is wrong and n2 is correct? or what?

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    #4

    Re: opportunity plus ing or infinitive

    #1 is wrong, as BobK indicated. It would be correct (and clearer) as " I look forward to meeting you and discussing the position."
    #2 Is not wrong, but it's clumsy and not natural. If you want to use "opportunity", you could write "I'm looking forward to the opportunity of meeting you", but I can't see why you would want too.

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