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    Default What is the difference between these sentences

    Dear all,

    Can you please tell me the difference between these two sentences.

    1) I am sending a envelope to you having policy papers.
    2) I am sending a envelope which have policy papers.

    As per my understanding having is a participle.

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    3) Received cheque no. XXXX dated 31/12 being the balance amount payable on aforesaid Equity share.

    I think "being" is a partciple in Sr. no. 3. But what is the meaning of "being" here. Does it mean "The fact or state of existing" ?

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    Default Re: What is the difference between these sentences

    I wouldn't use 'having', but 'containing' or simply 'with the policy papers'. The second is grammatically incorrect- it should be 'has' because the subject is the envelope not the papers.
    Being = which is

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    Default Re: What is the difference between these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Being = which is
    Is 'being' always permissible in a meaning 'which is'? I.e. can we use interchangeably in any situation?

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    Default Re: What is the difference between these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    Is 'being' always permissible in a meaning 'which is'? I.e. can we use interchangeably in any situation?
    I wouldn't-it tends to be found in formal texts, and would have a rather dated air in many contexts, IMO.

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