LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||30/JUN/2008 3:24 PM|
|Assunto:||ainda o look forward to...|
Hello English teachers out there!
While browsing here, I found that old instruction for people to use and ING verb form after the expression "look forward to". So I just want to share with you something I read in an American book for TOEFL preparation (many years ago), which I considered as a rule until now, contrary to what I read everywhere, including here.
The book said that if you use the expression in a construction in the simple present, you should definetely use the ING form in the following verb, like we all know:
I look forward to hearing from you.
However, the author said that if you use it in a Present Continuous construction, you should use the Base form of the verb, like this:
I am looking forward to hear from you.
That's what I've been doing since then, but know I'm starting to doubt that, cause I don't see this exception anywhere else. Has anyone seen something like this in other books, sites, or etc. ?
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