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    Question I look or I'm looking forward...

    Hi there,

    I hope someone can help me as I'm little confused about why one can use both of them or is that not the case?

    How about:

    I'm happy to see you at the party(at the end of an invitation to a friend)
    or

    I will be happy to see you at the party...

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    Last edited by miss_bammbamm; 24-May-2009 at 12:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_bammbamm View Post
    Hi there,

    I hope someone can help me as I'm little confused about why one can use both of them or is that not the case?

    How about:

    I'm happy to see you at the party (at the end of an invitation to a friend)
    or

    I will be happy to see you at the party... You will be happy at the party, not now, as the sentence above might suggest.

    blame sundays
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    Smile Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

    I am happy to see you in this party!

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    Exclamation Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    I am happy to see you in this party!

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    Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

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    What??


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    Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

    miss_bammbamm: I'd suggest you ask, and limit, your question to the difference between "I look forward..." and "I'm looking forward..."

    "I'm happy to see you at the party"
    and
    "I will be happy to see you at the party."

    - that's a different kettle of fish, different question.

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    Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

    thanks!

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    Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

    In short, your friend is not yet at the party, because the party is in the future, so when that party does occur, you will be happy then.

    If you have just heard that he will be attending and you are happy now, you can say "I am happy that you will be coming and I look forward to seeing you there."

    (Why do you say "in the part" instead of "at the party, M?)

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    Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    I am happy to see you in this party!

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    If you say "in this party" it would be that someone has joined a particular party, possibly political, of which the other person is already a member.

    Not a teacher.

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    Post Re: I look or I'm looking forward...

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    (Why do you say "in the part" instead of "at the party, M?)
    I guess there's nothing wrong with "in this party". To be honest, I can't see any error, if the party is happening now, I'd say:

    Happy to see you Barb, (in this party). We are partying.

    if the party is going to happen in the future:

    I'll be happy to see you Barb at the party.

    Am I right?

    Thanks

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