Looking forward 、Look forward 跟Looked forward 各用在哪個時態呢
Looking forward to置於句首一定是分詞構句, 常見於早期商業書信的信尾客氣致候句, 就是採分詞構句的形式, 例如:
Looking forward to hearing from you soon, we remain yours faithfully.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon, we remain,
現今的書信多已省略we remain或we are等字樣, 因為過於制式八股.
My sister is looking forward to your arrival at the moment.
As to those looking forward to your speech, they have gathered at the gate.
(I/We) Look forward to your good news
Look forward to置於句首, 通常是省略第一人稱主詞, 這跟下列例子類似(省略I或We):
Wish you happiness.
Await your eary reply.
如果是位於句中, 就可以使用需要的時態了, 例如:
I had looked forward to your appearance for five years before I married Mike.
Looked forward to一般是不會置於句首的, 除非是被動語意的分詞構句, 例如:
Looked forward to by the kids all day, the father came home with many gifts.
如果是位於句中, 就跟一般句子的過去式時態沒兩樣, 例如:
I looked forward to his return till 5pm, but in vain.
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