I ran across such a question below.
The children went to the movies without ( ) about it.
A.me knowing B. I knew C. my knowing D. me to know
I have completely no idea.
thanks in advance
The children went to the movies without ________ about it.
A. me knowing
B. I knew
C. my knowing
D. me to know
'without' is a preposition, and prepositions take nominal objects. While A. 'me' is a nominal, it's a pronoun, and it's paired with a gerund, 'knowing'; gerunds take adjectives as modifiers, not pronouns. C. 'my knowing' is a gerundival phrase made up of the possessive adjective 'my' and the gerund 'knowing', and it functions as the object of the preposition 'without'.