He watched Pocoyo.
Pocoyo smiled in the cartoon.
He was imitating him smile.
"I am imitating of Pocoyo smile."
"I am imitating Pocoyo smile."
Do I need to add "of" after imitating?
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"He was imitating him smile." is incorrect. Some correct examples:
He was imitating his smile. (if the emphasis is on the smile itself)
He was imitating him smiling. (if the emphasis is on the act of smiling)
He was imitating his smiling (if the emphasis is on the act of specifically Pocoyo smiling)
Or as a direct quote:
"I am imitating Pocoyo's smile," he said. (first use, above)
"I am imitating Pocoyo's smiling," he said. (second use, above)
"I am imitating how Pocoyo smiles," he said. (third use, above)