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    Lightbulb Extraposition of an -ing clausal object

    Dear Sir/Lady,

    Why is this sentence incorrect:
    "I made it my prime objective settling the matter"
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    Re: Extraposition of an -ing clausal object

    "I made it my prime objective to settle the matter."
    "Settling the matter was my prime objective."

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    Re: Extraposition of an -ing clausal object

    Is it correct to say "I made settling the matter my prime objective"?

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    Re: Extraposition of an -ing clausal object

    Yes, it is.

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