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    #1

    to talk

    Please proofread my sentences.
    1. She warned me against talking to strangers.
    2. She warned me about talking to strangers.


    I think "not talking to" is wrong, but "not to talk to " is right in the following two sentences.
    4. She warned me not talking to strangers.
    5. She warned me not to talk to strangers.
    But why is that? Could give me a brief explanation?

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    #2

    Re: to talk

    Sentences 1, 2, and 5 are correct. (Where did sentence 3 go? ) "To warn someone" is followed by a to-infinitive or a prepositional phrase. Sentence 4 contains neither.
    I am not a teacher.

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