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I came across this sentence in emails I received recently.

I look forward to hear from you soon.


This sentence is incorrect.


This sentence has inappropriate word.

The meaning of the expression to look forward to is to wait for or anticipate something pleasant.

This sentence I look forward to hear from you should be rewritten as I look forward to hearing from you in order to make it correct.

Why?

Let us see what the Correct Usages are.

You look forward to something and not look forward to do something. The phrase look forward to is followed by a noun phrase or a verb phrase with an -ing pattern.

Look at these examples:

• I am looking forward to your birthday party next week.

• We all look forward to meeting you.

• I look forward to presenting a paper at the international conference.


















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