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We couldn't risk to leave him alone.
We couldn't risk leaving him alone.
Please excuse my being so late
Please excuse me to be so late.
Also possible:
Please excuse me for being so late.
Simon insisted to go to London.
Simon insisted on going to London.
I look forward to see him soon.
I look forward to seeing him soon.
Have you finished to speak?
Have you finished speaking?

to + infinitive or the gerund follow verbs meaning to begin: She began to speak, or She began speaking.

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