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    Look forward to / looking forward to

    I guess that's an age old question, but I still haven't figured it out completely and the search didn't return a result. When do you use 'I'm looking forward to' and when 'I look forward to'. I believe that 'I'm looking forward to' is more formal, but I'm not sure. Thank you

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    Re: Look forward to / looking forward to

    Unless you're talking about the habitual, general "I look forward to" (as in "I look forward to Christmas every year"), they are pretty much interchangeable. I don't find either one particularly formal or informal.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Look forward to / looking forward to

    Write I guess it's an age-old question. When I read "that's", I wondered "what is? I don't know what that is referring to."
    Last edited by GoesStation; 15-Jan-2017 at 05:23. Reason: To insert the hyphen an adjective phrase requires.
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    Re: Look forward to / looking forward to

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    an age-old question
    See correction.

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