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    #1

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

    Which one is correct?

    1)I'm looking forward to see you.

    2)I'm looking forward to seeing you.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

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

    Hi

    I'm almost sure that only the second one is correct, i.e., ...forward to seeing you/working with you etc.


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

    Hi!
    The correct one is: I'm looking foward to seeing you.


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

    I look forward to the party(noun).
    I look forward to playing(noun) games.
    I look forward to seeing(noun) you.

    Got the logic?

    playing and seeing are all gerunds and gerund is a type of noun.

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    #5

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

    I have doubts too regarding this.

    1) I want TO SEE you.

    2) She wants TO SMILE.

    If we have to use first of the verb with TO then why are you using first form of the verb + ing with to in " looking forward to seeing" ?

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    #6

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

    I look forward to playing(noun) games.
    I look forward to seeing(noun) you.

    These are not nouns they are the present participle forms of the verbs. The nouns are 'games' and 'you'.

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    #7

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I look forward to playing(noun) games.
    I look forward to seeing(noun) you.

    These are not nouns they are the present participle forms of the verbs. The nouns are 'games' and 'you'.
    How about the following ones?
    playing games=noun
    seeing you=noun
    Ving(seeing/playing) is gerund noun, I'm sure, but when a noun (maybe object) is used after ving(seeing you/playing games), is that either gerund or participle?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I look forward to playing(noun) games.
    I look forward to seeing(noun) you.

    These are not nouns they are the present participle forms of the verbs. The nouns are 'games' and 'you'.
    Sorry to disagree! In fact, they are not present participles, they are gerunds!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    I have doubts too regarding this.

    1) I want TO SEE you.

    2) She wants TO SMILE.

    If we have to use first of the verb with TO then why are you using first form of the verb + ing with to in " looking forward to seeing" ?
    "To see you" is the infinite. The infinite is used to qualify a verb, particularly to express purpose. Therefore "to see you", the infinite qualifies the verb "want", expressing the purpose.
    look(verb)+forward(adverb)+to(preposition)= phrasal verb
    Gerund "seeing you" is used after the preposition.
    Therefore, I am looking forward to seeing you.(not to see you)
    Hope that help you.
    Have a good time!

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