Phrasal Verbs: Look Forward To – Definition and Examples

Look Forward To

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In this lesson, I show how I used the phrasal verb – looking forward to – in one of my videos, and then give more examples.

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Looking Forward To

In the example I gave, I said the following:

… So, we’re going to go to Europe in two weeks…. I’m really looking forward to my holiday but I’m not looking forward to the journey.”

This means that I was excited about my holiday but wasn’t excited about the journey.

Here are four more examples:

  • He’s looking forward to starting his new job.
  • “I’m looking forward to going to the beach next week.
  • “I’m looking forward to the beach.”
  • “We’re not looking forward to it.”

Notice that when we use this phrasal verb with another verb we use the gerund (starting, going).

What to Do Now:

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  • Marcelo Lisa

    I am looking forward to paying all my debts.

  • Sahar Shamout

    I’m looking forward to reaching higher level in English.
    I’m looking forward to moving to a better house.
    I’m looking forward to traveling fore better job and more beautiful seen and better services

    • Great examples, Sahar. The last one needs changing a little: “… to living in another country so I can get….”

  • Cleona Patterson

    I’m looking forward to watching more of your videos and using them with my English students, thank you.

  • Halo

    I am looking forward to buying my first car and finally travelling through europe.

    • I love it! What car are you going to get?

  • Looking forward to many of your coming lessons !