I took an example out of Oxford dictionary:
The figures are not very good when measured against those of our competitors
I wonder if it could be like:
The figures are not very good when being measured againts those of our competitors
Does it adhere to the rule?
Last edited by belly_ttt; 29-Nov-2007 at 12:03. Reason: Thanks, Alika, I was soooooo sleepy
So if we add "being" here it has a totally different meaning?
'Being' does change the meaning; it means that the figures are only not good at the time of the measurement. You may be doing the measuring now, but the comparison with outlive the measurement.