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have or having after preposition with two objects

I'm doubtful whether to use the gerund form or the base form of have in the following sentence: He's afraid of being debunked in public and have/having his reputation ruined. I would choose having ...
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Shouldn't it be like “as opposed to doing sth/in opposition to doing sth”?

Good education encourages students to think critically, as opposed to force-feed students. In the example above, why does the author use "force-feed" rather than "force-feeding"?
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A single “of” for a noun and two gerunds?

For example: "Some websites allow categorization, editing, and listening of playlists online." (Wikipedia) As I know, a gerund can't be followed by the preposition "of". Is this sentence wrong, or ...
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ING-Clause Usage+Meaning

I have a question about the sentence pattern ([subject] [non-ing verb clause], [ing verb clause]) illustrated by the following: Bill Gross’s email included a 10-point outline of what he saw as ...