If the gerund has a direct object after it, should I put the preposition "of" between them?
"Thinking of you makes me happy" - this gerund is formed from a phrasal verb, so it should be used with the same preposition as the original verb. This is clear. But what about the following:
"She likes reading poems", or "She likes reading of poems"
"He has already finished washing the dishes", or "He has already finished washing of the dishes"
I've asked another question connected with this one, but I haven't got a precise answer. Moreover, I've found such information: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/59703-Prepositions-after-Gerunds https://www.englishforums.com/English/PrepositionAfterAGerund/bzwdhh/post.htm
I've also got the same information in Russian from several really qualified English speakers.
So, now I understand that a gerund cannot take a preposition "of" after it, unless it is formed from a phrasal verb with the corresponding preposition (e.g. think of), or in case if the "-ing" word is not a gerund, but a verbal noun ("The washing of the dishes took two hours"). However, I've got totally opposite information in here, so I formed a separate question about it. Does the gerund with a direct object take a preposition "of" after it? If it does, why? Are there any rules proving that it is grammatically correct? If so, is there a possibility that it may be used only in informal speech, or even in slang?