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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 hearing from you shortly.
    Correction suggestion: look forward to
  • Steven mentioned a Brazilian restaurant he went to and I am looking forward going there
    Correction suggestion: looking forward to
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LOOK_FORWARD_NOT_FOLLOWED_BY_TO [3]
Version: 5.4-SNAPSHOT (2021-05-05 20:33:02 +0000)