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    #1

    happy about seeing?

    Hello,

    I'm curious if I can say:

    I was happy about seeing you and the other guys from our class. (I mean that unfortunately I can't come to the meeting)

    Can I use the gerund form in this context?

    Thank you for your replies.

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    #2

    Re: happy about seeing?

    Your sentence doesn't have your intended meaning.

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    #3

    Re: happy about seeing?

    I meant something like that:
    I was happy about seeing you and the other guys. Unfortunately, I can't to the party.


    ​Does it work now?

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    #4

    Re: happy about seeing?

    The ending requires something after "can't", such as "come to" or "attend".

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    #5

    Re: happy about seeing?

    How about I was looking forward to seeing you?

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    #6

    Re: happy about seeing?

    You were happy about the prospect of the seeing them. Your sentence really does convery the idea that you did see them, even if you make it clear later that you didn't.

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    #7

    Re: happy about seeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwo1 View Post
    I meant something like that: I was happy about seeing you and the other guys. Unfortunately, I can't to the party.
    "I would have been happy if I had attended the party and seen you and others there."
    Does it have the intended meaning?

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    #8

    Re: happy about seeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    "I would have been happy if I had attended the party and seen you and others there."
    Yes, but it's a bit clunky.

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    #9

    Re: happy about seeing?

    "I was looking forward to seeing you and the other guys from our class, but unfortunately, I can't come to the party.

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