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    "ing" or "to"

    Hello Everyone ,
    I 've heard the expression " I'm looking forward to meeting you " and "I look forward to meet you " which of these is correct . I would appreciate it if someone could help me !
    Thanks , Traudel

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    Re: "ing" or "to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Traudel View Post
    Hello Everyone ,
    I 've heard the expression " I'm looking forward to meeting you " and "I look forward to meet you " which of these is correct . I would appreciate it if someone could help me !
    Thanks , Traudel
    The correct answers are as follows:
    1) "I'm looking forward to meeting you."
    2) "I look forward to meeting you."

    I tried to imagine how the sentence could be grammatically correct without using the gerund suffix on the word 'meet,' and the only thing I could come up with was this:
    3) "I can't wait to meet you."



    By the way, your first sentence ends as an interrogative, so it should have a question mark. Secondly, you incorrectly included a space between the word 'you' and its punctuation; the closing quotation mark. You repeated the same mistake with the word 'correct,' and with the word 'me'.
    In English, there is no space between the last character in a sentence and the punctuation.


    • Join Date: May 2006
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    Re: "ing" or "to"

    Hi,
    It's very simple - there are verbs or expressions that only require the gerund. Look forward is one of them.
    Regards

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