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    #1

    approval of + V-ing vs approval + to V

    Which of the following is correct?

    1. I had his approval of using his motorbike.

    2. I had his approval to use his motorbike.

    Thank you so much.

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    #2

    Re: approval of + V-ing vs approval + to V

    2, but permission would work better for me.

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