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    #1

    to see you or to seeing you

    I thought I should use ‘base verb’ after ‘to’.
    Please help me to understand why the correct answer to the question below is to “seeing” you there instead of to “see” you there.

    Question: Are you going to the movie tonight? I look forward to seeing you there.


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    #2

    Re: to see you or to seeing you

    "Seeing" is a gerund (noun). It is the object of the preposition "to". In this case "to" is not an infinitive marker. That is why "see" doesn't work.

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    #3

    Re: to see you or to seeing you

    There are a few other cases like this- we are accustomed to seeing someone, and phrasal verbs with two particles, where the second is to as in your example, take -ing.

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    #4

    Re: to see you or to seeing you

    How can I find the whole list of such phrasal verbs? Any suggestions how to google it?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: to see you or to seeing you

    I think 'Someone has taken to seeing someone else' is another example, but I am not a teacher.

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