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What does LOOK FORWARD TO mean? | English class

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What does “look forward to” mean in English? It means to think about something in the future with pleasure. To be pleased or excited that something is going to happen. The form and grammar rules are as follows. look forward to + noun phrase Example: "I'm looking forward to the weekend." look forward to + ing form (gerund) Example: Mark is looking forward to buying a house. We do NOT use the infinitive / base form of the verb: "I'm looking forward to meet you." (wrong) If the second verb has a different subject, we use the object pronoun. Example: "I'm looking forward to HIM visiting me next week." We do NOT use the subject pronoun: "look forward to" is very common in written English. We often use it at the end of a letter or email. It's a polite way of telling someone to do something. We use the present simple form: Example: "I look forward to your reply." Private English lessons & speaking practice: https://goo.gl/1p2QQY IELTS lessons: https://goo.gl/PraX25 Other videos: Personal pronouns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJrMkcWmt5g Conditionals in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPDpe_WuCS8&list=PL6BDo90oiwpQfYtR_YtNSnZ0ghrRqJ9xE&index=1 English grammar lessons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff English vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpTlYAYSitjwWn29BEdCBi9j Andrew, Crown Academy of English https://www.crownacademyenglish.com https://twitter.com/Crown_English https://www.youtube.com/user/CrownAcademyEnglish Photo credits by FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Man thinking” by graur codrin
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Suhail Mushtaq (14 days ago)
I love your videos and the art of teaching I'm looking forward my English would be better
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tewodros wolderufael (25 days ago)
thank you.
Ajay kathi (1 month ago)
I am looking forward to learning English through your videos.
Huntsman (2 months ago)
Your voice is very excellent.
Almira Tariq (3 months ago)
I'm looking forward to my friend's wedding
MegaMissfitz (4 months ago)
I’m looking forward to it 😂😂😂
Rajrani Dahiya (4 months ago)
Very nice information
monstersince (2 months ago)
anticipating good times
Masha Kovach (9 months ago)
Hello Andrew! I am confused a little bit. On the 8th min of the video is shown such sentence as "Mark is visiting me next week." So can we use Present continuous in this case with the words for future tense "next week"? Thank you in advance for your answer.
Yareth Ferreyra (10 months ago)
I'm looking forward to seeing another video from you! :D
Diana 1234 (10 months ago)
Thank you!!
Mohamed Mohamud (10 months ago)
Thank you doctor andew
Hadheeja Ibrahim (10 months ago)
Doloran Deflux (11 months ago)
I look forward to watching your learning channels next time.is that sentence is correct.
eddahbi eddahbi (1 year ago)
i am looking Forward to your next vedios
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Abhishek Poddar (1 year ago)
Sir you are my guide, I am Student of polytechnic and I am Learning english from you. You teach fantastic. Thanks for teach Sir. Also I am waiting of your new video
phatto thanee (1 year ago)
I love British accent.
Art and World (1 year ago)
Hi theacher ,May I ask something? "Good managers know that their job is to look out for their employees' interests, as well as those of the company. " In this sentence "those" refers to "company's interests" . But how?How can I learn deeply about this structure? Please give me some advice!
Farshid (1 year ago)
Mr andrew Hi I wanted to say that if you just could record more about tenses You know in my opinion your videos in this field are good but not enough. It could be more wonderful if you record about tenses with more details and many more examples. I wish you attention to this comment and answer. Im a big subscriber if your channel Im looking forward to your next videos. Best wishes
Fazil Peerally (1 year ago)
Hello Andrew ! The lesson of " look forward to " is very interesting and insightful. Strictly speaking, it is the first time in my career as an English learner that I receive an explanation of such expression. Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment in teaching the English Language worldwide. By and large, throughout the whole year, you have worked restlessly in providing us new video lesson every now and then. Great ! As we are near the season`s greetings, I take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and happy New Year 2018 filled with health, love, peace, happiness and prosperity. Please do relax, enjoy and have fun with all your loved ones. I look forward to seeing you next year with new resolutions. With the very best wishes, Yours, Fazil
Abdirashid Sugulle (1 year ago)
i,m looking forward to the doing my project
Gogila.a gogiarun (1 year ago)
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Lauro Virgilio (1 year ago)
Very good your explanation. I like to watch your classes.
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Faida Alfar (1 year ago)
Thank you for all
I love your videos so much and I am looking forward to your next video Best wishes
jacky (1 year ago)
Very nice video! Look forward to + noun or verb (inj).. it's a very useful video. I am looking forward to celebrating Christmas at my home with my niece😉.
FT Alsharafi (1 year ago)
Thank you so much 😊 Can you make a video about future perfect and future perfect continuous please !! And thanks for everything teacher
Noah Muhammad (1 year ago)
Thank you, Mr. Andrew, for this helpful lesson, but I have A question. can I say = he looks forward to hearing from you
Yes, that is correct. Very good. Best wishes Andrew
Soprano Venezolana (1 year ago)
Mijanur Rahman (1 year ago)
I am looking forward to see another video very soon.
if you watched the video there's a small correction note of Crown Academy when you say:"forward to see" ("forward to seeing" is the correct).
I'm looking forward to SEEING .....(second form), .but it's better to say or write: I lOOK forward to SEEING.....but "look forward" is very common in written English, in this case I think is better to write your sentence so: "I hope to see another video very soon" because is not verified of a second video with this topic.
Don't forget to use the ING form - I am looking forward to *seeing* another video soon. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes. Andrew
roberto pisano (1 year ago)
I think the correct form is " to seeing " .
Silvio Filgueiras (1 year ago)
Thank you. I'm look forward to watching the next video.
It's a pleasure, Silvio. Small correction: I'm *looking* forward to watching the next video. (present continuous) OR I look forward to watching the next video. (present simple) Best wishes Andrew
Aayad Abas (1 year ago)
Amar Parsad Rai (1 year ago)
Hi Andrew Would you mind asking your mobile number if you don't mind could you send me on my mobile please my number is 07828553603 thank you. Amar
ysn ieam (1 year ago)
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era macolli (1 year ago)
Hello Andrew. I would like to thank you for all your videos. You have done and are doing a good job. I'm improving day by day listening your videos. Thank you very much. 😊
Marie Deborde (1 year ago)
This lesson is a good booster shot. Thank you :)
VENCI Grigorov (1 year ago)
Because of being frasal verb "look forward to" is following with "ing" form of the verb. I looked forward to your reply. I will look forward to your reply.
Fawzia Aman (1 year ago)
Thank you very much
samir dz (1 year ago)
Hi Andrew! I were looking forward to your new lesson. Is it correct? Have a nice day!
samir dz (1 year ago)
Thank you. Have a nice day.
Hello. Small correction: "I *was* looking forward to your new lesson." Best wishes Andrew
Leandro Guzman (1 year ago)
samir dz I was*
Malik Shafi (1 year ago)
Thank you very much, Sir.
thank you
Edson Koiti Ashino (1 year ago)
Mr. Andrew, the expression is same that a phasal verb? Again, thank you.
Edson Koiti Ashino (1 year ago)
Hi. the term or phasal verb "look forwar to" too can mean "to imagine"? Thank you so much.
i'm looking forward to you uploading next video lesson.
Farshid (1 year ago)
You are a good skilled teacher mr Andrew.
Eva Ogol (1 year ago)
Am looking forward to your next video

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