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    Question Correct grammer for this meet or meeting

    Dear,

    We are arguing about the correct sentences structure.

    We look forward to meeting you in Dallas.
    We look forward to meet you in Dallas.
    We look forward meeting you in Dallas.

    Which are correct and which are wrong?

    Thanks a lot.

    For your response.

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    Re: Correct grammer for this meet or meeting

    Welcome to the forum, steven.

    Only the first is correct.

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    Re: Correct grammer for this meet or meeting

    Note the correct spelling of gramma​r.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Correct grammer for this meet or meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, steven.

    Only the first is correct.
    Why is this one wrong: "We look forward to meet you in Dallas."?

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    Re: Correct grammer for this meet or meeting

    It is not idiomatic English.

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    Re: Correct grammer for this meet or meeting

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Steven:

    I have found some information that may interest you.

    Four world-famous scholars * tell us this:

    In "look forward to," the "to" is a preposition. As you know, after a preposition, you need a noun (or pronoun). The gerund "meeting" counts as a noun. The scholars say that "I am looking forward to see you" is wrong.

    Sometimes, "to" is not a preposition. It is just the sign of the infinitive. My example: "I want to meet you in Dallas."


    James


    * Professors Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik in A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (1985 edition), page 1191. This book is used by many teachers and advanced students.
    Last edited by TheParser; 29-Nov-2014 at 17:27. Reason: I changed the past to the present perfect.

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