Looking forward to... Do you know which one of these options is correct and why?

-I'm looking forward to go to the cinema

-I'm looking forward to going to the cinema

Thank you!

May 18, 2018 3:11 PM
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"Looking forward to" is followed by a gerund, because "to" here is a preposition and not part of an infinitive. Prepositions are always followed by nouns, and gerunds are a kind of noun, even though they look like a present participle.

Therefore, the correct answer is, "I'm looking forward to GOING to the cinema."

May 18, 2018

As a fairly well-educated native english speaker, I would always say:

"I'm looking forward to going to the cinema"

I am sure there are many grammar experts who will answer your question and explain why.

May 18, 2018


With this phrasal verb the rule is to use the infinitive form, so you have to write/say: to go to...

May 18, 2018
I am looking forward to going to the cinema
May 18, 2018