1. I can't imagine there being a better place to coach basketball than Lawrence, Kansas.
2. There being few babies born that September, Alyce and the midwife spent their days making soap.
3. There being no objection, it is so decided.
Can I replace "there being" in the sentences above with "there is/are"?
If possible, what is the difference between them?
Last edited by anhnha; 06-Jan-2013 at 10:45.
Reason: fix mistake