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    Lightbulb Usage of is been--- posted by ankurkalohia

    Hi,

    I have seen a usage of 'is been' in a sentence like "Why allah is been bothered 5 times a day - Religion is a way of life for millions of people".

    I still believe that it is incorrect as the usage of been comes with 'has/have/had' and after 'is/are/am' the use of first form of verb plus 'ing' in correct.

    Could you please update me with the correct usage of 'is been'.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Ankur Kalohia

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    Default Re: Usage of is been--- posted by ankurkalohia

    It's incorrect to me. I would just say 'is bothered', though 'is being bothered' could be used.

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    Default Re: Usage of is been--- posted by ankurkalohia

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's incorrect to me. I would just say 'is bothered', though 'is being bothered' could be used.
    I think the culprit is a mispronunciation of 'being'; speakers of some languages have trouble distinguishing between /i:n/ and /i:ıŋ/.

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