"Look to" vs. "Looking to"

This post is about the phrase “look to” as in “I look to start a second career.” It means “to hope” or “to expect.”

Since we are replacing verbs that aren’t usually progressive formally, does anyone think that it sounds more formal to use the simple form “look to” rather than “looking to?”

“I look to see you soon.”

“I’m looking to see you soon.”

I think that it sounds ‘awkward’, and would seek an alternative to all those.

IMO, yes, more formal or reserved.

Oops. Same timing. :slight_smile: