LOOK FORWARD TO – phrasal verb – meanings and examples

The English phrasal verb LOOK FORWARD TO has the following meanings:

1. Look forward to = to anticipate something pleasant

(transitive) When you are waiting for a pleasant event or reaction. To feel happy and excited about something that is going to happen. To await eagerly.

  • Jennifer is really looking forward to her wedding day.
  • Are you looking forward to your vacation?
  • I’m really looking forward to working with you.
  • I look forward to your response.

Notice how this phrasal verb is mostly used in the present continuous form.

Look forward to + verb-ing

If there is a verb after look forward to, the verb needs to end in -ING.

  • We’re looking forward to going to the beach.
  • I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

Look forward to – Summary Chart

LOOK FORWARD TO - Meaning and examples of this English Phrasal Verb

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