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Is this correct? "I am looking forward to having a conversation with you?" I am asking about the word "having"... Thank you!

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Yes this is correct. "Looking forward to" is always followed by a gerund, not by an infinitive (that is, when it is to be followed by a verb).

This is from the Cambridge Dictionary:

"Look forward to something means to be pleased or excited that it is going to happen. The 'to' in look forward to is a preposition, so we must follow it by a noun phrase or a verb in the -ing form: I'm looking forward to the holidays. We’re looking forward to going to Switzerland next month."

  • I beg leave to doubt the rule that "looking forward to" is always followed by a gerund. Many times I have myself been looking forward to lunch, and lunch is no gerund. I expect that my students have often been looking forward to me ending the lesson, which differs from my ending the lesson in that "ending" is now a present participle, now a gerund. – user276664 Jan 16 '18 at 20:58
  • "Look forward to something means to be pleased or excited that it is going to happen. The 'to' in look forward to is a preposition, so we must follow it by a noun phrase or a verb in the -ing form: I'm looking forward to the holidays." This is from the Cambridge dictionary. – Shef Jan 16 '18 at 21:48
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