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What is correct : "Today I've been offered a job" or "Today I was being offered a job" ?
Thank you, too, for giving the correct response.
I will add simply that the second is probably more likely, The fact that that being offered a job is a punctual (single time-point) action suggests that the speaker is locating the action at a past time-point in his/her mind, even though it is still today.
It's about that I like to help other learners and also to think about the matter and at length say my opinion after which the teachers are then able to get what I know and what I don't know that they can teach me the best way.
In addition, I must check up on you again.
I am suspicious about the next
Thank you for following forum guidelines
Shouldn't it be
Thank you for following the forum guidelines.
If not, please let me know why "the" is not needed.
Thank you in advance
Last edited by e2e4; 26-Nov-2010 at 10:19.
Maybe a word of explanation is due about the word "being". If you used it, ph2004, you'd stress the duration of being offered a job. You don't want to do it usually. You just want to state the fact that you were offered a job. "Being" could be correct if you wanted to say that something else happened during your being offered a job.
You are right in thinking that Thank you for following the forum guidelines is good English.
My version is also acceptable, but I am going to have to think about my answer to your final question before I submit it to your scrutiny.