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    which is right?

    Hi, there!
    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.

    Help me

    thanks in advance

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    Re: which is right?

    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'.

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