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Hello teachers,
Would you explain about the usage of "look forward to see ..." in below article?
"look forward to Verb(not V+ing)" is quite unfamiliar to me.
Thank you in advance.
Han,
North Korea allows a separated couple to reunite after 47 years (JoonAng Daily)

“It is beyond our imagination that North Korea allowed the family reunion to take place in Pyongyang,” a Red Cross official said. “We really look forward to see how this trip will affect the issues related to separated family reunions in the future.

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It means: To feel pleased and excited about something that is going to happen

You can use it with simple present or present continuous without change in meaning. After "look forward to" you can use a noun or a verb, depending on the meaning you want to convey. If you use a verb, as to is a preposition, you should use -ing form of the verb as in the example below.

I'm really looking forward to my holiday.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Hi Han,
I learned that "look forward to see" is an incorrect form and a typical non-native mistake. So I think that might well be a mistake, and the writer is possibly not a native speaker. You might also want to search this forum for "look forward" and related threads, using the search function. I remember seeing several threads about this same issue.
Thank you, Diamondrg.

What I want to learn is that the expression of "look forward to see how ..." in the article

is grammatically right or not.

If it's right, is there any different meaning to its ordinary meaning of "to feel pleased

and excited about something that is going to happen"?

Thank you, Kooyeen, too.
What if in this case: I am at home and somebody knocks outside window.
So, I look forward to see outside well.

Han,
"look forward to seeing* how ..." is not wrong. It means that someone wants to learn about something very much.

Your last sentence does not sound natural to my non-native ear. Emotion: smile

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Thank you so much, Diamondrg.
My problem has solved!
This site is a diamond for me.
Diamondrg"look forward to see how ..." is not wrong. It means that someone wants to learn about something very much.
Then it should be "look forward to seeing how...", shouldn't it?

http://www.EnglishForward.com/search/look+forward.htm

There are lots of threads about "look forward". What I learned is that "looking forward to see" would be taken as non-native English. Emotion: smile
Hi, Kooyeen

You are right. I forgot to mention "look forward to see..." is wrong. The correct form is "look forward to seeing..."
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DiamondrgYou are right. I forgot to mention "look forward to see..." is wrong.
You didn't forget to mention it was wrong, you actually said it was NOT wrong! Heheh! Emotion: wink No problem. Emotion: smile
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