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crisisofidentity Sat 08-Sep-12 09:17:11

Need I say more?

WMittens Sat 08-Sep-12 22:16:53

Yes. What's the problem with it?

hairytale Thu 27-Sep-12 21:30:40

I hate it. People at work write it in proposals and reports "this year we are looking to expand the provision of .." <sick>

MirandaGoshawk Sun 30-Sep-12 16:19:17

So you would say, what? 'We are hoping to expand...'? 'Looking to' sounds like a dreaded Americanism but maybe the alternative sounds a bit hesitant.

HenriettaChicken Sun 30-Sep-12 16:31:25

You could say 'looking at expanding' but then you've added a gerund...

MirandaGoshawk Sun 30-Sep-12 19:44:16

Looking at expanding isn't right either, though. Looking at a screen, or looking at alternatives, yes, but looking at expanding? Me no likee.

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