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Software Developer

  • Gnome Shell, Sublime, git, grunt, intern on Debian Sid.
  • I prefer languages with higher order functions.
  • Trail running, staying fit and playing chess when not coding.
  • Libertarian

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awarded  Student
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comment Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?
Great and entertaining answer.
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accepted Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?
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comment Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?
lol I think I got it now. You're right that this has nothing to with tense, it's about whether the looking forward to idiom can be followed by an infinitive.
Nov
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comment Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?
Thank you for the answer. The nuance is still difficult for me to grasp, maybe because of my francophone roots. I've replaced celebrate with other verbs to help me understand but it doesn't seem to make a difference. For example I'm looking forward to eating cake and I'm looking forward to eat cake. both sound and mean the same to me for some odd reason.
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comment Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?
@tchrist If this isn't a future simple/continuous question, how do you suggest it should be titled?
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comment Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?
@PeterShor I like the way you reworded that. It changes the meaning but expresses the idea better. However, would you be able to explain the different meanings?
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awarded  Editor
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revised Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?
expanded question
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asked Infinitive or Gerund for celebration of an event?