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    Lightbulb usage of -ing in making a noun

    - she always tell the truth.
    - yes, it is beacuse of her being honest (that is, honesty)

    why did the speaker prefer -ing form ?
    is there any rule or "language habit" about that ?

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    Default Re: usage of -ing in making a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy_blue View Post
    - she always tell the truth.
    - yes, it is beacuse of her being honest (that is, honesty)

    why did the speaker prefer -ing form ?
    is there any rule or "language habit" about that ?
    Where's the 'ing' form'?

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    Default Re: usage of -ing in making a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy_blue View Post
    - she always tell the truth.
    - yes, it is beacuse of her being honest (that is, honesty)

    why did the speaker prefer -ing form ?
    is there any rule or "language habit" about that ?
    Hi there CB,

    It's just one way to say it and it means the same thing as, "She is an honest person".

    yes, it is because of her being an honest person.

    yes, it is because she is an honest person.

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    Default Re: usage of -ing in making a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Hi there CB,
    It's just one way to say it and it means the same thing as, "She is an honest person".
    yes, it is because of her being an honest person.
    yes, it is because she is an honest person.
    thanks a lot

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    Default Re: usage of -ing in making a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Where's the 'ing' form'?
    i thought it was in my sentence..lol

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