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    Default being the largest.

    By 1864, there were eight neighbourhoods in Mumbai which were home to more than 500 prostitutes. Almost 60 years later, there were only two, with Kamathipura being the largest.

    Please rephrase the last sentence?
    "Being" is gerund or participle?
    I want to learn using "being" like this, Please give me some suggestion.
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    Default Re: being the largest.

    Do you want to understand the construction or do you want us to rephrase the sentence?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: being the largest.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you want to understand the construction or do you want us to rephrase the sentence?
    want to learn construction.

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    Default Re: being the largest.

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    want to learn construction.
    "Being" is a participle there. It introduces a participial phrase that modifies "Kamathipura".

    If you want more examples of participle use, use a search engine to look for pages about participles.

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