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    #1

    Question look forward to

    If someone writes another saying " I look forward to see your dad sometime" the person who said that wouldnīt say it if he didnīt intend to , right ?

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    #2

    Re: look forward to

    Difficult to say.

    People, being people, can say "Nice meeting you!" as they leave, and hope they never see you again.

    The phrase "I look forward to seeing (hearing from, meeting) you" is a formal expression in business letters. It does not really mean that the 'writer' (often an automated computer response) is staying awake at night longing for the wonderful day to come.

    On the other hand, the use of the formulaic "look forward to," with the grammatical error ('see' for 'seeing'), and the use of "dad" instead of "father" suggest to me that the writer probably meant what he wrote. But the reader might interpret the formula "look forward to" as a formal reply with no genuine desire to meet him.

    The reader and writer could fall out because of a linguistic misunderstanding. I hope they didn't.

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    #3

    Re: look forward to

    thanks again !!

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    Re: look forward to

    thanks again !!

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    #5

    Re: look forward to

    hey! there was an error when I wrote my sentence. The original sentence is "I look forward to seeing him sometime. Thanks for the invitation to brasil. i would love to come. It may be a while though. I am working on a project which will lead me to another country.But one day."
    it was a reply to an email with an invitation to come to visit. Sorry I didnīt post the whole sentence :) does this reply says that it doesnīt really have a will to go visit?

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    #6

    Re: look forward to

    That certainly sounds to me as if you really want to go and are really sorry that you can't.

    Why not send another email (from the other country) thanking the recipient again for the invitation, and saying where you are and when you think you will be back again and able to visit him or her?
    Last edited by irpond; 16-May-2007 at 22:15. Reason: suggestion added

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    #7

    Re: look forward to

    ewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!! thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!

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