In order to convey excitement to being a part of a team, which one would you use?

I’m so looking forward to be a part of [team name] that I can barely sleep.


I’m so looking forward to being a part of [team name] that I can barely sleep.

Is any of these correct? If not, what would be the proper way of conveying this?

  • The latter, technically, is correct. – Ricky Oct 11 '18 at 0:43

Looking forward is always followed by the +ing (gerund). A simple way to check this is to ask it in a question: "What are you looking forward to?" ...being part of the team.

I think if this were rephrased as, "I'm looking forward to being part of the team so much that I can barely sleep", might sound a bit more natural.

  • I’m not sure that question-asking helps all that much. It only works for native speakers and even then relies on possibly flawed memory. – ancepsinfans Oct 11 '18 at 3:07
  • Well, op's level seemed decently high by how that was worded. But you could always just go with, "looking forward to" always requires verb+ing. – UselessGiraffe Oct 11 '18 at 3:23

The phrasal verb to look forward to takes a gerund as its object, so the second version is correct.

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