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    Default Being king & being a king

    Hello teacher! Could you please tell me the differences between "being a king" and "being king" and when to use these.
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    Default Re: Being king & being a king

    the indefinite articles are used to indicate membership in a profession, nation, or religion. Eg. He is a teacher. Likewise - Being a teacher (Gerund).

    He is a king. Being a king is right.


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    Hello teacher! Could you please tell me the differences between "being a king" and "being king" and when to use these.
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Being king & being a king

    If you say 'being king', you are only thinking about one king and their role. If you say 'being a king', you are thinking in a wider context about royalty and non-royals.

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    Default Re: Being king & being a king

    Oh I see! It helped a lot!
    Thank you so much!

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    You're welcome, Smelvanzq.

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