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They are both correct.

"I'm looking forward to" has a more informal feeling to it. I would actually say "I"m looking forward to hearing from you" - that would be the friendly way to end a letter/e-mail to a friend.

More formal is "I look forward to..." - you can either say "receiving your reply" or "your reply." Both are find and to my ear equally formal.
Why is the following sentence incoorect?
I am looking forward to hear from you.
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Hi,

Why is the following sentence incoorect?
I am looking forward to hear from you.


'To' is part of the phrasal verb 'look forward to'.

The structure is 'I am looking forward to something'.

eg I am looking forward to the party.

eg I am looking forward to hearing from you.

But not, eg I am looking forward to hear from you.

Perhaps you are looking at this final example and thinking that the 'to' works with 'hear' to form the infinitive 'to hear'. It doesn't. As I have explained, the 'to' is part of the phrasal verb 'look forward to'.

Best wishes, Clive
I am looking forward to hearing from you
The proper use is " looking forward to + object". So infinitive should not be used here. That's why the correct sentence is " I look forward to hearing from you" etc.
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I would just say;

I look forward to tuesdays because there is a 1 in 52 chance that I will be served pancakes.

or;

I look forward to the first day of every month because that is when it is a new month.
I totally agree, looking forward to is a phrasal verb, and do not forget that after a preposition (to) the verb is (most of the times) in ing. Regards luz
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What about past tense?

Is it correct to say:
"I was looking forward to hear from you."

or do I have to say:
"I was looking forward to hearing from you."

Please respond. Thank you!
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