look forward to in English – Common Errors

How to use look forward to correctly

Sometimes the phrase ›look foward to‹ is not used correctly. We've listed some phrases which are wrong and some which are correct.

Correct phrase Common error
I'm looking forward to my holidays. I'm looking forward for my holidays.
I look forward to hearing from you. I look forward to hear from you.
We look forward to meeting them tonight. We look forward to meeting they tonight.

The word ›to‹ is a preposition, so it has to be followed by a noun phrase or a gerund.