[Grammar] Her advice to all of us not to fear failure

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Her advice to all of us not to fear failure has paved the way for our success.

Is it "fear failure" or "fear of failure"?
 

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'Fear' is a verb in 'fear failure', where 'failure' is the direct object, so 'of' is not needed.
 

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Why do we have the following sentence in Longman Dictionary:

Fear of failure should not stop you trying.
 

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How about paved instead of has paved?
 

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I guess 'has paved' refers to the recent past, and 'our success' is an expectation.
 
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