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Difference between look forward to and looking forward to

There is little difference between I look forward to and I am looking forward to.

  • I look forward to the day when he comes back. OR I am looking forward to the day when he comes back.

Look forward means ‘think about a future event with pleasure’. We look forward to something that is certain to happen, and that we are glad about.

  • I look forward to the holidays. OR I am looking forward to the holidays.

Look forward to can be followed by an –ing form, but not by an infinitive.

  • I look forward to hearing from you. OR I am looking forward to hearing from you. (NOT I look forward to hear from you.)

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