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    Use of word "being"

    Can someone pls advise the use of word "being" in the sentence ?
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    1. A fix for the issue is being implemented by this week.
    2. A fix for the issue will be implemented by this week.

    what is the difference between these two sentence?

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    Re: Use of word "being"

    Quote Originally Posted by nandhusri2007 View Post
    Can someone pls advise the use of word "being" in the sentence ?
    For example,

    1. A fix for the issue is being implemented by this week.
    2. A fix for the issue will be implemented by this week.

    what is the difference between these two sentence?
    Neither of them make are correct, but not because of the use of "being", but because you wouldn't put the present continuous or the future with "by this week".

    A fix for the issue is being implemented this week (at some unspecified time this week).
    A fix for the issue will be implemented this week (at some point this week, but later than the time of writing).
    A fix for the issue will be implemented by next week.
    A fix for the issue will be implemented next week.

    A fix for the issue should have been implemented by this week [but it wasn't].

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    Re: Use of word "being"

    Thank U !!

    If my understanding is correct, the word "being" will be used, if we are not sure about the time of the particular activity...

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    Re: Use of word "being"

    Quote Originally Posted by nandhusri2007 View Post
    Thank U !!

    If my understanding is correct, the word "being" will be used, if we are not sure about the time of the particular activity...

    Yes and no! If work has been started but not yet finished:

    A fix for the issue is being implemented right now.
    A fix for the issue is being implemented as we speak.
    A fix for the issue is being implemented this Friday.
    In the above three examples, the exact time/date is already known. In the first two, the present continuous is used in its normal form. In the third example, it's used to represent the future tense.

    A fix for the issue is being implemented sometime this week. (This isn't an exact time or date but at least there is some idea. Again, the present continuous here is used as the future.)

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    Re: Use of word "being"

    More clear now...thanks

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