2. We were looking forward to eating spaghetti and making cards since last Friday and finally, we met.
look forward to
Meaning: to be excited and pleased about something that is going to happen.
The expression look forward to + ing often cause learners confusion, because, when studying gerunds and infinitives , they learn that the word to is usually followed by an infinitive:
- I want to go.
- I need to see you.
- I promise to give it to him.
Because of this, learners tend to write/say I look forward to see you, etc. This is incorrect.
The reason for this lies in the fact that the word to can be an infinitive marker (as in the three examples above), but it can also be a preposition. When to is a preposition, it can be followed either by a noun or by the -ing form of the verb:
- I look forward to our meeting.
- I look forward to meeting you.