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  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
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    #21

    Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    While gerunds can be used after prepositions they are not usually used after 'to'.


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    #22

    Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Oh yes? Please explain.
    See

    http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-gerunds_2.htm OR http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/gerund.htm OR
    http://www.grammaruntied.com/phrases/gerundP.html OR
    http://www.edufind.com/English/grammar/ING3.cfm ....................................etc


    There will be a meeting (gerund) at the town hall at 8 o'clock this evening. I hope to be meeting (present participle) John there.



    “Meeting” as in "There will be a meeting" is not a gerund. It is listed in dictionaries as a noun.
    Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
    Collins Cobuild English Dictionary


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    #23

    Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    And what about this:
    "I' m looking foward to going swimming" or "I'm looking foward to go swimming" ?
    Which one is right?

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    #24

    Re: I'm looking forward to see(ing) you.

    One piece of advice:
    Do not retrieve such old threads, or else you will have a lot of enemies.
    (Not me.)

    Just create your own topic!

    P.S. The 1st seems right to me.

    Cheers!

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