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Expression: looking forward #1 (permalink) Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:31 am   Expression: looking forward
 

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #13 "Infinitive vs. Gerund", question 1

They really looked forward to bedtime because their father would read them some extraordinary tails of mystery.

(a) looked forward
(b) would
(c) extraordinary
(d) tails

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #13 "Infinitive vs. Gerund", answer 1

They really looked forward to bedtime because their father would read them some extraordinary tales of mystery.

Correct entry: tales
The error was: (d) tails
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Which is the correct way to say the following:

I am looking forward to meet you on Aug. 29.

I am looking forward to meeting you on Aug. 29.

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Expression: looking forward #2 (permalink) Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:21 am   Expression: looking forward
 

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Hi Carmel. The to of look forward to is a preposition, and takes a noun (or gerund) object.

I am looking forward to meeting you on Aug. 29.
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