what is the correct usage of the word "being". I have heard that being could be used as a gerund(when we are talk about some adjective). can we use this in a participle phrase also). With how many structures and phrases, we can use this word.
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A rather broad question, Zaffar, and I doubt I can remember all its uses, but being does appear as a gerund (as subject)--
Being happy is an important goal of life--
and as the object of a preposition--
I was castigated for being happy--
and in nonfinite participial clauses--
Being happy, I failed to notice the 18-wheeler bearing down on me.--
as well as a simple present participle--
I am not being facetious--
...and in book titles--
The Unbearable Lightness of Being.