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Word 2016 - Wild card method to search for "ing" word at beginning of sentence?

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For editing my novel, I'm looking for sentences that begin with a word (verb) ending in "ing". e.g.

"Smiling, she reached for her wine."
"Gaining speed, he passed three other runners."

The pattern here would be.
<Capital letter><one or more characters><"ing">

Can Word's wildcard feature handle such a search?

Thanking you, ;)
Daryl Bamforth
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