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    when being a child

    I know this probably sounds unusual to some people, but are they acceptable to you?

    1. When being a child, I lived in London.

    2. He lost his parents when being twelve.

    Grateful to you all.

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    Re: when being a child

    No, not acceptable.


    When I was a child,

    ... when he was twelve.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: when being a child

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    I know this probably sounds unusual to some people, but are they acceptable to you?

    1. When being a child, I lived in London.

    2. He lost his parents when being twelve.

    Grateful to you all.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Panicmonger,

    I think that some people would suggest:

    As a child, I lived in London.

    Many English speakers like short sentences that come to the point.

    The goal is to eliminate unnecessary words.

    ***** NOT a teacher *****

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    Re: when being a child

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Panicmonger,

    I think that some people would suggest:

    As a child, I lived in London.

    Many English speakers like short sentences that come to the point.

    The goal is to eliminate unnecessary words.

    ***** NOT a teacher *****
    Thank you, TheParser

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