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Rule "'look forward' not followed by 'to'"

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Description: 'look forward' not followed by 'to'
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: The phrasal verb '\1 \2' (meaning 'anticipate') is usually followed by 'to' and an indirect object.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I look forward.
  • I'm looking forward.
  • I am looking forward!
  • I look forward your response.
  • I'll be looking forward.
  • Looking forward the new release.
  • the one I am most looking forward t
  • It's the only event I'm looking forward.
  • Generally, i am looking forward when I can reduce
  • I look forward as usual for us to exceed the mark
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Look forward, please.
  • I think you had better look forward.
  • Try and look forward?
  • My job is to look forward and proceed.
  • Skiing is looking forward, not back.
  • look forward not behind
  • I want to stop running through my life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back, or to look forward.
  • I'm both looking forward & dreading
  • wanting to look forward but unable to effectively deal with its past
  • Looking Forward (1933)
  • Current liabilities (any concerns looking forward)
  • You have to look forward when driving
  • Throughout the stroke, the head looks forward over the board.
  • If you look forward you will see St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • open the door and look forward into the fender area
  • the Bengals looked forward into 2017
  • Looking forward into the summer, I believe
  • Food Policy: Looking Forward from the Past.
  • If you look forward five years
  • January is the month for both taking stock and looking forward.
  • Will do looking forward.
  • Looking forward, power dieting and binge buying may not be enough
  • Looking forward: I was tempted
  • FYI, looking forward, we will need to start
  • "Traders do that all the time; they're looking forward," said William Burson, a trader.
  • "The only way that's going to happen is if we look forward," he said.
  • I have been impressed by your willingness to look forward, stay the course, and maintain your sense of humor.
  • but looking forward we will likely have to upgrade
  • This is true on a daily basis but on a looking forward basis we have
  • Last fall it seemed so long to look forward to--a whole winter of studies and classes.
  • I look forward hopefully to hearing from you
  • I am still optimistic and am trying to look forward as we can only make sure this doesn't happen again.
  • I look forward with much enthusiasm and excitement to working with you
  • I look forward with fondness to a time when
  • I look forward every week to see
  • everyone who looks forward with hope to God
  • I am looking forward very much to the school excursion.
  • whoever doesn't look forward doesn't progress
  • I believe this will clear the way for my becoming a citizen of the US, to which I eagerly look forward.
  • It is the emphasis on how much companies are capable of looking forward.
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ID: LOOK_FORWARD_NOT_FOLLOWED_BY_TO [1]
Version: 5.4-SNAPSHOT (2021-05-05 20:33:02 +0000)