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    Another question on the use of "dream"

    "She dreamed of being killed in the accident", and "She dreamed of(about) her friend" are acceptable English (correct me please if I am wrong).
    But why do they become incorrect when they are changed into:
    "She dreamed to be (instead of "of being") killed in the accident", and
    "She dreamed about her friend"

    Thank you.

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    Re: Another question on the use of "dream"

    The verb dream takes a prepositional phrase or a that-clause:

    Ex: She dreamed to be killed in the accident.
    Ex: She dreamed (that) she was killed in the accident.
    Ex: She dreamed about being killed in the accident.

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