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    Need advice on the use of gerund, thanks teachers!

    Dear teachers,

    Happy New Year! Wishing you and everyone here a year full of luck, happiness, good health and wealth!

    Q1:
    Would teachers here explain why we have to add "ing" to the word "see" below:

    I look forward to seeing you soon. OR
    I look forward to receiving your reply soon.

    Q2:
    Can I write: He is 2.26m and 125kg for height and weight respectively.
    Does it seem muddled?

    Thanks sooooooo much, Help Wanted
    Last edited by Help Wanted; 02-Jan-2006 at 05:29.

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    #2

    Re: Need advice on the use of gerund, thanks teachers!

    If you have a phrasal verb with three words, the last being 'to', then it is followed by a gerund. We use the gerund after 'to' with a number of expressions- object/be committed, etc.

    It's unnecessary- no one is 125kg tall, so you're not adding anything essential:
    He is 2.26m and 125kg.

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    Re: Need advice on the use of gerund, thanks teachers!

    Thank you soooo much for your advice, teacher Tdol!

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    Re: Need advice on the use of gerund, thanks teachers!

    You're always welcome.

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