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    #1

    While being

    Hello guys,
    Sometimes I use while being this way.
    While being in my car I made my homework.
    Instead of:
    While I was in my car I made my homework.

    Or:
    I felt off my bike while being in the air.
    Instead of:
    I felt off my bike while I was in the air.

    Today I saw this sentence:
    He killed an enemy while blinded from a flashbang.
    Can I also say:
    He killed an enemy while being blinded (from a flashbang).


    Is this okay and are the other sentences correct too?

    Cheers!


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    #2

    Re: While being

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello guys,
    Sometimes I use while being this way.
    While being in my car I made my homework. Not correct.
    Instead of:
    While I was in my car I made my homework.Almost correct. I did my homework.

    Or:
    I felt off my bike while being in the air.Not correct.
    Instead of:
    I felt off my bike while I was in the air.Almost correct. I fell off my bike while I was in the air.

    Today I saw this sentence:
    He killed an enemy while blinded from a flashbang.
    Can I also say:
    He killed an enemy while being blinded (from a flashbang).
    These two sentences have a shade of difference between them. Both are acceptable, depending on the time-frame. The preposition by should
    replace with. What´s a flashbang?

    Is this okay and are the other sentences correct too?

    Cheers!

    I hope this was helpful.

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