to look forward to sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 0 comments

to look forward to sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 0 comments

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Language: B1 (Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (RP)

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Language: B1 (Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (RP)

, .

The kids their dad this weekend, having a .

The kids are with their dad this weekend, so I'm forward having a lie .

About the sentence

to look forward to sth

If you are looking forward to something, it means you are happy or excited about something that will happen in the future.

Watch out forBe careful about a very common mistake when using this expression. Remember that we look forward to something - a noun. For example, at the moment I'm looking forward to lunch, to the football, to my birthday etc.

If we want to use a verb here (to describe an action that we are looking forward to) then we have to use the -ing form, e.g. I'm looking forward to seeing my family, I'm not looking forward to going to work tomorrow etc. It is very common for students to use an infinitive here (e.g. I'm looking forward to see you).

Remember - when you use a verb like a noun, use the -ing form.


Notice the weak form of are: ə

to have a lie in = to deliberately stay in bed for longer than normal because you don't have to get up, e.g. I used to enjoy having lie ins at the weekend but it's impossible now I have children. If you stay in bed for longer by accident, we say that you have overslept., e.g. I overslept again and was late for work for the third time this week.

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  • What are you looking forward to at the moment?

  • What are you not looking forward to?

  • Is there anything you had been excited or happy about but which got cancelled or you missed? Tell me about it using I was looking forward to....but...

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