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1. Some verbs in English are fol­lowed by to + in­fini­tive: “go­ing to do”, “plan­ning to take”, “want to start”. 2. Some verbs are fol­lowed by a noun or verb + -ing (called a gerund): “start look­ing”. 3. Some verbs are fol­lowed by a prepo­si­tion + noun or gerund: “think­ing of go­ing”. 4. Ad­jec­tives can also be fol­lowed by a prepo­si­tion + noun or gerund: “scared of go­ing”, “in­ter­ested in see­ing”. 5. In the phrase “be used to”, to is a prepo­si­tion, so it is fol­lowed by a noun or gerund: “I’m used to trav­el­ling”. 6. In the phrase “be look­ing for­ward to”, to is also a prepo­si­tion, so it is fol­lowed by a noun or gerund: “I’m look­ing for­ward to the job”, “I’m look­ing for­ward to earn­ing some money”.

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