Hi to everyone! I need to know what is the difference between I'm longing to be, for example at up north, or I look forward to be at... Who can explain to me?
Thank you very much Peachey! Now it's all clear for me!
"Longing" means "desiring strongly".
"At up north" doesn't make sense. Do you mean in a northern region? You don't use "at" in this case.
I'm longing to be up north.
I look forward to or I'm looking forward to is followed by a noun or a gerund. We don't use a base verb.
I'm looking forward to being up north.
I'm looking forward to my holiday up north.
When you look forward to something, it means you are anticipating the event with eagerness. This is not a wish, but something real in the future.