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Anonymous:The correct term is the one with meeting." I am looking forward to meeting you" The clause "I am looking forward" requires a present participle. ie the verb form ending in "ing"
Sheerinshaikhpls tell me which is correct sentence
Most learners get confused by the infinitive “to”, thinking that after “to” the bare form of the verb must be followed. In fact, it's the opposit. A structure with “ looking forward to” is always follow by a direct object (noun or gerund).
If you would think of a gerund as a noun, the following sentence may make more sense to you:
1) I am looking forward to my 2 week vacation in . The direct object is the noun phrase “my 2 week vacation”
2) I am looking forward to spending two weeks off in . The direct object is “spending 2 weeks”.
In # 2, "to spend 2 weeks off" is incorrect because it's not a direct object.
Does this help?
Anonymous:I am looking forward to meeting you
Adriana, learning English in Canada, writes:
I have been studying English since I came to Canada, about four years now, but because there are so many exceptions to rules, it's hard for me to apply what I've learnt. For instance, I don't understand why it's correct to say I look forward to hearing from you and not I look forward to hear from you.
Jolie from Vietnam writes:
In the example In no way will I agree to sharing an office with Ben, I just wonder why you can use both infinitive and V-ing form for the verb share.
Anonymous:The expression look forward to + ing (and others formed in the same way) often cause learners confusion, because, when studying gerunds and infinitives, they learn that the word to is usually followed by an infinitive:
Because of this, learners tend to write/say I look forward to see you, etc. This is incorrect.
The reason for this lies in the fact that the word to can be an infinitive marker (as in the three examples above), but it can also be a preposition. When to is a preposition, it can be followed either by a noun or by the -ing form of the verb:
Other common expressions that work in the same way are:
Anonymous:you're so correct. Congrats for your Grammar English knowledge. Cheers!
Anonymous:i am looking forward to meet you, - correct
I think you need to dig up your grammar book and relearn your grammar.
I am looking forward to meet you is wrong.
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