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    Hello to all
    i am mak from india.
    "i am being a engineer" is a correct present continues sentense or not.
    why i am asking this ques means that here 2 auxilary verb am and being comes continuesly.
    help me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by makpandian View Post
    Hello to all
    i am mak from india.
    "i am being a engineer" is a correct present continues sentense or not.
    why i am asking this ques means that here 2 auxilary verb am and being comes continuesly.
    help me..
    No, it isn't, you can't use 'I am being', followed by a noun. You could say, 'I am being followed' for example.

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    "I work as an engineer" would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makpandian View Post
    Hello to all
    i am mak from india.
    "i am being a engineer" is a correct present continues sentense or not.
    why i am asking this ques means that here 2 auxilary verb am and being comes continuesly.
    help me..
    Hi Mak,

    Here is simple option: "I'm an engineer".

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    Hi Mak,

    Here is simple option: "I'm an engineer".
    But that doesn't necessarily mean that you are working as an engineer.
    I am working as an engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    'I am working as an engineer.'
    Thankyou, you really got to the point of the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it isn't, you can't use 'I am being', followed by a noun. You could say, 'I am being followed' for example.
    Actually you can use a noun following I am being, but the meaning is obviously different to that of I am an engineer:

    I am being a hypocrite, am I not? (= I am behaving in a way a hypocrite does)

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