I am LOOKING forward TO fulfill YOU I to be LOOKING front TO meeting YOU. .and why please?

"I am looking forward to meeting you" Is the correct answer.

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The verb is "to look forward to" = "to anticipate" (transitive = calls for a straight object). So, the direct object must be the gerund (noun) form of the verb "to meet", i.e. Meeting.In contrast: "I"m waiting to fulfill you".

Only #2 is correct. The paragraph verb "look front to" need to be followed by a noun or, as in this case, a gerund, which is a noun equivalent.

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The actual problem in this instance is, the "to" is a preposition here and also NOT part of the infinitive! thus the Gerund is required.

After verb+preposition, only the Gerund have the right to be used:

I"m fond of doing sports. I"m looking front to see you. After some verbs, there"s only the infinitive with to that have the right to be used:

I wanted to view you. -> Here, "to" is component of the infinitive and no preposition. ("I wanted seeing you" is not possible.) and also after a couple of verbs, one of two people a preposition or an infinitive is possible; In part cases, the an interpretation doesn"t change, when in others it go change:

a) I started to walk or I started walking. (same meaning) b) I stopped to smoke cigarettes / i stopped smoking cigarettes cigarettes. (different meaning) there is currently another thread about this change in meaning.

Sep 22 2003 21:27:28

ns AM LOOKING front TO conference YOU. See short article "To" + "ing". CJ
Aug 13 2006 16:33:13


Most learner get perplexed by the prototype to, reasoning that ~ “to” the bare form of the verb must be followed. In fact, it"s the opposite. A structure with looking front to is constantly followed through a direct object (noun or gerund).

If you would think of a gerund together a noun, the following sentence may make an ext sense to you:

I to be looking forward to my 2 week vacation in Hawaii. The direct object is the noun expression “my 2 mainly vacation”I to be looking forward to spending two weeks off in Hawaii. The direct object is “spending 2 weeks”.

In # 2, "to spend 2 weeks off" is incorrect since it"s not a straight object. Walk this help?

Nov 30 2006 19:51:15

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The expression look forward to + ing (and others formed in the same way) often reason learners confusion, because, once studying gerunds and infinitives , they learn that the word to is usually complied with by an infinitive:

I want to go. I need to see you. I promise to give it come him.

Because the this, learners tend to write/say i look forward to see you, etc. This is incorrect.

The reason for this lies in the reality that words to have the right to be one infinitive marker (as in the three instances above), yet it can likewise be a preposition. As soon as to is a preposition, it have the right to be adhered to either through a noun or by the -ing form of the verb:

I look front to our meeting. Ns look forward to meeting you.
Aug 21 2007 18:07:10
In british English, if you to be going to usage this phrase in a official letter, you must write "I look front to conference you" , this and comparable phrases are often used come close letters. Informally, it would be ok to use "I am looking forward to meeting you", however in the UK we would most likely use " I"m " quite than " i am ", therefore it would certainly be "I"m looking front to meeting you"
Aug 26 2008 12:22:31
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The exactly term is the one v meeting." i am looking front to meeting you" The i "I am looking forward" calls for a present participle. Ie the verb form ending in "ing"
Nov 30 2006 16:17:12
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Jan 08 2007 23:35:27
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