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Thread: A Conundrum


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    A Conundrum

    Hi, teachers.

    I would like to ask what the difference is with/without the use of "being" in the following two sentences:

    (i) I favour teachers being given higher salaries. (with being)
    (ii) I saw a rat caught in a trap.(without being)

    Thanks.


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    Re: A Conundrum

    Quote Originally Posted by alal6375 View Post
    Hi, teachers.

    I would like to ask what the difference is with/without the use of "being" in the following two sentences:

    (i) I favour teachers being given higher salaries. (with being) The situation is ongoing and continuing.
    (ii) I saw a rat caught in a trap.(without being) Two interpretations of the sentence as it stands: you saw a rat [that has been] caught in a trap OR you saw a rat [as it is] caught in a trap - this second one would be clearer with "being" included.

    Thanks.
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    Re: A Conundrum

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    Thank you.

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