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I was reading this today:

We look forward to following your progress.

Am I correct in thinking that it is missing a be or -ing should be removed?

So

We look forward to be following your progress.

or

We look forward to follow your progress.

Interestingly I get the same jarring feeling when reading the examples here What's the difference between "I look forward to" and "I'm looking forward to"?

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I'm not sure I see a question here... We look forward to following your progress. is correct; the two proposed corrections are not. "Following your progress" is a gerund phrase; it acts as a noun in this sentence. –  MT_Head Jun 18 '11 at 5:52
    
Changed it to a question - please change your comment to an answer –  mplungjan Jun 18 '11 at 5:54
    
Done and done! –  MT_Head Jun 18 '11 at 6:01

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We look forward to following your progress is correct; the two proposed corrections are not. "Following your progress" is a gerund phrase; it acts as a noun in this sentence.

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