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    What is the meaning of being?.....When we use being?

    What I know about it is that its a present participle of "be". But usually I don't use it in writing or speaking because I don't know anything about it.

    Can anyone explain it to me?

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    Re: being

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    What is the meaning of being?.....When we use being?

    What I know about it is that its a present participle of "be". But usually I don't use it in writing or speaking because I don't know anything about it.

    Can anyone explain it to me?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Atchan.

    (1) You have asked an excellent question.

    (2) I think that BEING is often used in the

    passive:

    They are making a movie. = A movie is BEING made (by them).

    They are cleaning up the oil spill. = The oil spill is BEING cleaned up.

    (2) As you said, it's used in the regular progressive:

    Tom is usually very nice. Today, however, he is BEING very rude.

    I wonder what the problem is.

    (3) Sometimes it is used in very special sentences:

    The teacher BEING ill, the students all returned home. = Because

    the teacher was ill, the students all returned home.

    (4) Hopefully, other people will give you more uses and examples.


    ***** Thank you *****

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