Common mistake missing 'to' after 'look forward'

Common Mistake: Missing "to" after "look forward"

One common mistake that many people make is leaving out the preposition "to" after the phrase "look forward."

Correct: I look forward to meeting you.

Incorrect: I look forward meeting you.

When using the expression "look forward," it is important to include the preposition "to" to indicate what the action is directed towards.


The phrase "look forward" is an idiomatic expression which means to anticipate or eagerly await something. In this case, the preposition "to" is used to show the purpose or goal of the anticipation.

For example:

  • Incorrect: I look forward meeting you.
  • Correct: I look forward to meeting you.

By adding the preposition "to," the sentence becomes grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning of anticipating the meeting.

It's important to pay attention to the proper usage of prepositions in English to ensure clear and effective communication.

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missing 'to' after 'look forward' mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I look forward your event.

    I look forward to your event.

  • Incorrect:
    I look forward hearing from you.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

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