Apakah kalimat ini sudah benar, i look forward to meet you' atau 'i look forward to meeting you'?


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If you mean both in the sense of anticipating something, both are equally valid. However "I look forward" is more formal; it"s the kind of thing you would write in an official letter.

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A typical example is the closing statement of a cover letter for a job application:

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

"I am looking forward" is less formal. You would rarely say to a friover on the phone "I look forward lớn visiting you next week." You would say:

I"m looking forward lớn visiting you next week.

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I"m not sure why others here have sầu suggested this is wrong. You wouldn"t say "I run towards the train station!", you"d say "I am running towards the train station!"


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answered Jan 26 "11 at 18:36
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Hmm, okay, a totally non-grammatical (probably, and thus very likely totally wrong) answer by an avowed non-grammarian (who nevertheless described & describes himself as a grammar-nazi at times):

"I"m looking forward to" means I"m doing it right now, this very instance, lượt thích in Elendil"s example of being on the phone with a friend; I disagree that it"s about formal vs non-formal, it"s due to lớn being on the phone with that friover in that moment, so of course you"d be looking forward to lớn meeting said friend at that very moment.

"I look forward" means looking forward in a general sense; like, you"d not think about meeting your friover every second of the day, but the anticipation would be in the bachồng of your mind all the time.

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That"s my take, and I"m sticking khổng lồ it. ;-)


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answered Jan 26 "11 at 18:46
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So 'I look forward to lớn seeing you' means 'I occasionally look forward khổng lồ seeing you'? I have never in normal conversation said 'I look forward' instead of 'I'm looking forward', apart from in the the sense of 'I look forward to these occasions', và have sầu never heard anyone else say it either. I have sầu said it in formal situations lượt thích business meetings, & read it many times in letters. –user3444 Jan 26 "11 at 19:52


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Look forward to is a phrasal verb that means to lớn await eagerly. It can be used in any tense. Examples:

I look forward khổng lồ meeting you tonight. He looks forward to lớn graduating this year. We dare not cancel the trip to lớn Banff. The kids have been looking forward to lớn this for ages! Both were looking forward khổng lồ spending a wonderful evening together, but the weather cruelly disrupted their plans. I can"t believe they"re actually looking forward to lớn vacationing with us for three weeks. This house is super boring! Even though he knew it would be difficult and unpleasant, he still looked forward lớn having a heart-to-heart conversation with her.

The sentence

I"m looking forward

cannot be interpreted lớn mean eagerly awaiting, as it would have sầu khổng lồ be followed by to_.

Thus, it can only mean one thing:

I am directing my gaze (or view) forward

where forward is an adverb. This usage, however, is not comtháng in regular conversation, except in very few circumstances. Nevertheless, it is definitely acceptable to say: