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    Default Usage of "being"

    Hi,

    I have seen the word "being" are being using in different ways.

    To my knowledge, generally, it uses as passive voice, but I have seen as below as well.

    "You must apply the skill of being a good listener"

    Please explain.


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    Last edited by Shabar35; 16-Sep-2013 at 02:37.

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    Default Re: Usage of "being"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shabar35 View Post
    Hi,

    I have seen the word "being" are being using in different ways.

    To my knowledge, generally, it uses as passive voice, but I have seen as below as well.

    "You must apply the skill of being a good listener"

    Please explain.


    Cheers

    In that use, "being" is a gerund noun. The gerund phrase acts as the object of the preposition "of".

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    Default Re: Usage of "being"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In that use, "being" is a gerund noun. The gerund phrase acts as the object of the preposition "of".
    Thanks Mike, Really appreciated.


    Can we say "Statements being generated are very helpful."

    Is this correct?



    Cheers

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    Default Re: Usage of "being"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shabar35 View Post
    Thanks Mike, Really appreciated.


    Can we say "Statements being generated are very helpful."

    Is this correct?



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    I can't say. It needs a context.

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    Default Re: Usage of "being"

    How about this

    "With regard to Issue 2 it was noted that approximately 1% of items resulted in a Null value being populated into the Table"


    Shouldn't this be as "..... were being populated...."


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    Default Re: Usage of "being"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shabar35 View Post
    How about this

    "With regard to Issue 2 it was noted that approximately 1% of items resulted in a Null value being populated into the Table"


    Shouldn't this be as "..... were being populated...."


    cheers
    No. It is grammatical as written.

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    Default Re: Usage of "being"

    So you reckon that also comes under gerunds phrase.

    Could you please explain why can not we use were being populated there.


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    Default Re: Usage of "being"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shabar35 View Post
    So you reckon that also comes under gerunds phrase.

    Could you please explain why can not we use were being populated there.


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    No, in this case I would call it a participial phrase. A gerund and a present participle have the same spelling, but different functions.

    "Were" doesn't fit there because "resulted" is the clause's verb

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    Thanks Mike. Have a great day

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabar35 View Post
    Thanks Mike. Have a great day

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    I appreciate your thanks, but the moderators here discourage extra posts to express thanks because it makes it look as if another question was asked. Just click the like button when you are satisfied.

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