I look forward to hearing from you

I look forward to hearing from you.

(Level B1+)

This is a golden expression that can be used in both written and spoken English.

When I tell a French-speaking client that I will contact them in the next few days with a proposal, he or she often replies: Perfect! I am waiting for your call.

J’attends votre appel is a popular French expression. The English translation is:  I am waiting for your call.  It sounds a little strange to a native English speaker.  It conjures an image of you sitting next to the phone, patiently twiddling your thumbs while you wait for my call.

I am waiting for your call is loaded with urgency and a lack of patience.

A much better response is: I look forward to hearing from you.

This is a classic polite phrase that can be used both in spoken and written English in a variety of formal and semi-formal situations. 

 I look forward to hearing from you

I look forward to meeting you 

I look forward to seeing you

I look forward to receiving your proposal

You can also say:

I am looking forward to my holiday in Australia.

I am not looking forward to my exams.

I am looking forward to seeing him again.

In a formal email you might write:

Dear Ms Winters

Thank you for your time today. Please find attached a proposal based on our discussions. I look forward to hearing from you. Please call me if you have any questions.

Dear Mr Best

I confirm our meeting for Wednesday at 12. I look forward to meeting you.

In a less formal email you might write:

Dear John

Thanks again for the information. I  am looking forward to seeing you at the sales meeting next month.

Dear Michaela

There are still a few problems with the annual report. Can you please check it and send me your thoughts ASAP. I look forward to receiving your feedback.

Advice: I look forward to is a phrase to learn and use

Feedback: I look forward to receiving your feedback and questions. Please send your questions and feedback to:  director@tlh.ch

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Garry Littman

Garry Littman

Garry Littman est le fondateur de The Language House à Genève. The Language House propose des coachings d'anglais à Genève pour les particuliers et les entreprises, ainsi que des cours intensifs d'anglais dans les pays anglophones. Garry a été journaliste en Australie et en Asie, il a travaillé pour World Radio Switzerland.

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