I'm looking forward... - formal/informal question

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Formal:
I look forward to receiving your reply.

Informal:
I'm looking forward to getting your answer.

Is that correct?

What is about:
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Is it (more) formal or informal? What would be the other appropriate style?

Thank you very much indeed!
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Formal:
I look forward to receiving your reply. -- Yes

Informal:
(X) I'm looking forward to getting your answer. -- No; this is just an awkward register mix.

What about:
I'm looking forward to hearing from you. -- Less formal; a better choice than your example above.
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Hiya.. I am new here and would like to learn better english from you all.

I am looking forward to hear from you soon. OR I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. (Which one is correct?)

Can you reason out why? Thanks alot.. Emotion: smile
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Se123Hiya.. I am new here and would like to learn better english from you all.

I am looking forward to hear from you soon. OR I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. (Which one is correct?)

Can you reason out why? Thanks alot.. Emotion: smile
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

I think, it's a phrasal verb...
Mister MicawberFormal:
I look forward to receiving your reply. -- Yes

Informal:
(X) I'm looking forward to getting your answer. -- No; this is just an awkward register mix.

What about:
I'm looking forward to hearing from you. -- Less formal; a better choice than your example above.

Hi Micawber,

Thanks for your reply. One question left out:

If you write a letter to a friend, would you write instead of I look forward to receiving your reply
I'm looking forward to hearing from you
?
The latter:
I'm looking forward to hearing from you. -- Less formal

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Thanks for the reply. How about this;

I look forward to hear from you soon. (Is it correct?) and 'I am looking forward to hearing from you soon'?

Which of the above sentence is more common?

Thanks.
I look forward to hear from you soon. - incorrect.

'I am looking forward to hearing from you soon' - incorrect

'I look forward to hearing from you soon' - correct.
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Anonymous:
Is there any difference between these two sentences ? Formal /informal ? Correct/incorrect ?

I'm looking forward to your reply
I look forward to receiving your reply
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