Pronouns before the Gerunds & Infinitives
Both the infinitives and the gerunds can be both the subject and the complement of a sentence. When an infinitive or a gerund come as the subject of a sentence, it doesn’t usually take any other word with it. However, when they come as a complement, they often take other parts of speech with them. Some specific transitive verbs require an indirect object (usually person) followed by the infinitives to complete a sentence.
Those specific verbs are:
If the complements of these verbs are the infinitives, they must take an indirect object (person) before them in the form of noun or object pronoun.
|Incorrect: You allowed him going there after what he has done!
Correct: You allowed him to go there after what he has done!
|Incorrect: He asked me helping him in this project.
Correct: He asked me to help him in this project.
|Incorrect: I did not beg her giving me her number.
Correct: I did not beg her to give me her number.
|Incorrect: He convinced me working with the president.
Correct: He convinced me to work with the president.
|Incorrect: John expects you staying in that hotel.
Correct: John expects you to stay in that hotel.
|Incorrect: I instructed him talking with her.
Correct: I instructed him to talk with her.
|Incorrect: I urge you going there.
Correct: I urge you to go there.
|Incorrect: He invited me coming to his town.
Correct: He invited me to come to his town.
|Incorrect: He ordered me bringing the keys for him.
Correct: He ordered me to bring the keys for me.
|Incorrect: My father permitted me going to the pilgrimage.
Correct: My father permitted me to go to the pilgrimage.
|Incorrect: He persuaded me using the smartphone.
Correct: He persuaded me to use the smartphone.
|Incorrect: I have prepared her living in the real world.
Correct: I have prepared her living in the real world.
|Incorrect: I promised him reaching there on time.
Correct: I promised him to reach there on time.
|Incorrect: He wants me being the best batsman in the team.
Correct: He wants me to be the best batsman in the team.
|Incorrect: He reminded me completing the task.
Correct: He reminded me to complete the task.
However, other transitive verbs can be followed by a gerund as a complement but it must precede by a possessive adjective. So, pronoun can come before a gerund in the form of possessive.
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