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    It being the fact/case that

    It being the fact that...
    It being the case that...

    As dictionaries tell this phrase occurs in formal documents.

    I think being is a participle (not a gerund) here but I'm not sure.
    Am I right?

    Thank you.

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    Re: It being the fact/case that

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Sorokin View Post
    It being the fact that...
    It being the case that...

    As dictionaries tell this phrase occurs in formal documents.

    I think being is a participle (not a gerund) here but I'm not sure.
    Am I right?

    Thank you.
    I agree with you. It is not acting as a noun (gerund). It is acting as a modifier (participle).

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    Re: It being the fact/case that

    They are both extremely ugly constructs.
    Last edited by probus; 05-Jun-2013 at 06:32.

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