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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 that -ing should be removed?


We look forward to be following your progress.


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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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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