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A-Could one say:
1-"the crime of her murder"
instead of
2-"the crime of murdering her"; 3-"the crime that was her murder"? (It would be like "the event of her death", I suppose).


B-I think if it was she who had committed the crime, one would have to say 4-"her crime of murder". Is this correct?
 

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3 sounds natural, but in 1&2, I'd be tempted to leave 'crime' out as it doesn't seem necessary. ;-)
 
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