News media talking heads come up with new buzzwords and phrases over time. One such phrase that has been widely used of late specifically at the end of a sentence , is: moving forward. It's a synonym for "in the future", so it's an adjective phrase. It modifies 'progress'. Predicting if and when it will become 'accepted' and to whom is beyond our abilities, I'm afraid.
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As I have heard this phrase used, it has a bit more baggage than just "from now on," or "in the future. It does mean that, but in addition, it gives a feeling of moving into the future in a constructive way.
Similar to "onward and upward. It's totally unnecessary. It can be eliminated from any sentence without losing any meaning.
It's a vogue phrase that people use indiscriminately because other people use it. The future tense says it all.
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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. For example: Economists expect to see significant progress in this area moving forward. Is this correct to say, grammatically speaking? It's an old expression, used in various senses and contexts.
The above usage is a bit tenuous, grammar-wise, but not that far "out there". I suspect that the author of the cited sentence gets paid by the word. I do not see that "moving forward" adds anything to the meaning.
Why do you think it might not be grammatically correct? John Feltz John Feltz 6, 18 18 silver badges 34 34 bronze badges.
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Hi, John. Is there any reason not to see it as an adverbial phrase modifying "expect to see"? Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. App Store Preview. This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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