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I have a doubt about the sentences below. Could you help me to find out whether they are correct?
I'm appalled (or shocked) by hearing that you were fired.
I'm appalled (or shocked) to hear that you were fired.
Thanks in advanced. :)
How about, "He was appalled at your/Peter's having been fired."? It sounds absolutely grammatical to me (and I can't help but like possessive forms with gerund ), but I wonder how it sounds to an English ear. (Even if you deem it to be unnatural, maybe your being right doesn't necessarily mean my being wrong. Would you use a sentence like this? I promise NOT to stretch it any further. )
Thank you for your prompt reply, bhaisahab.
It really helped me.