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  1. mamen's Avatar
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    #1

    Post is my being/ is being

    whats the difference between the two?

    My weakness is being workaholic.

    My weakness is my being workaholic.

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    #2

    Re: is my being/ is being

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    whats the difference between the two?

    My weakness is being a workaholic.

    My weakness is my being a workaholic.
    They are both not very good in my opinion. I would say: "My weakness is that I am a workaholic."
    At the first glance, I thought that the first sentence meant "My weakness is behaving like a workaholic.", which doesn't make much sense.

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    #3

    Re: is my being/ is being

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    They are both not very good in my opinion. I would say: "My weakness is that I am a workaholic."
    At the first glance, I thought that the first sentence meant "My weakness is behaving like a workaholic.", which doesn't make much sense.

    I am not a teacher.
    I agree, neither of the two original sentences is very good, yours is much better.

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    #4

    Re: is my being/ is being

    What about?;

    Being a workaholic is my weakness.

    Being a workaholic is my Achilles' heel.

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    #5

    Re: is my being/ is being

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    What about?;

    Being a workaholic is my weakness.

    Being a workaholic is my Achilles' heel.
    Yes, they are ok.

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