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    Can the word 'being' be used at the beginning of a sentence? For example, eing only a child, she does not view her world with much complexity.

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    It certainly can be, yes. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhiteh1
    Can the word 'being' be used at the beginning of a sentence? For example, eing only a child, she does not view her world with much complexity.
    For example,

    Being a member of this wonderful forum, I can ask everything I want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhiteh1
    Can the word 'being' be used at the beginning of a sentence? For example, eing only a child, she does not view her world with much complexity.
    The word "being", as a verbal, can be either a present participle or a gerund. A participle can be used in forming verbs or can cat as a modifier. A gerund acts as a noun. Either of these can start a sentence.

    Henry's sentence uses the participle "being" as a modifier of "I".

    Being a member of this forum, I...

    As a gerund, it could be:

    Being a policeman is dangerous work.

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    Being forgetful, Ron forgot his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Being forgetful, Ron forgot his head.

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    Being lucky, he is still alive.


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    Being headless, Ron couldn't see where he was going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Being headless, Ron couldn't see where he was going.

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    Straight ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Being forgetful, Ron forgot his head.

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    Ever been on a horse in Sleepy Hollow? :wink:

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