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eddkzk

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Hello! I would really appreciate it if you would explain why 'in order to' is followed by a gerund and why 'of' instead of 'to' in the underlined part in the sentence below.Thanks!

’After the humiliation Japan had suffered by the hand of the US Navy, Japanese leadership decided to move forward its feudal status in order to being able of preserving its independence’’
 

riverkid

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Hello! I would really appreciate it if you would explain why 'in order to' is followed by a gerund and why 'of' instead of 'to' in the underlined part in the sentence below.Thanks!

’After the humiliation Japan had suffered by the hand of the US Navy, Japanese leadership decided to move forward its feudal status in order to being able of preserving its independence’’

My guess is that it is an editing error or it was written by someone other than a native speaker, E.
 
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