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look forward to continue/continuing

Given the choice of saying:
  1. We look forward to continue working with you.
  2. We look forward to continuing to work with you.
what would you choose?

I have seen both and I can't find an article that says which one is preferred. I believe that the second one is correct because usually the object of the phrase "look forward to" is a gerund (noun made up of a verb plus -ing). For instance, "I look forward to running." makes sense, but "I look forward to run." does not.

What do you guys think?

RE: look forward to continue/continuing

Never heard the first version used before and it doesn't feel right.


RE: look forward to continue/continuing

I agree, the second sentence sounds more appropriate.

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RE: look forward to continue/continuing

I think both are correct. "We look forward to working with you" is correct and so is "We look forward to continue working with you."
I believe that "We look forward to continuing to work with you" is passive voice, which is often considered boring and poor style.

RE: look forward to continue/continuing

continuing working with you


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RE: look forward to continue/continuing

Shouldn't number 1 be: We look forward to being able to continue working with you- its a future particle.
Number 2 is a future continuous particle.

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RE: look forward to continue/continuing

We look to forward to building a working relationship.

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