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    Does these sentences make sense?

    1) He's being late for school.
    Or
    He has been late for school.

    2) He's being ready for school.
    Or
    He's doing ready for school.

    Actually, I'd like to use the word BEING in the sentence. So, please try to correct these sentences with reference to word "BEING".

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    #2

    Re: Does these sentences make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by fugitivemind View Post
    1) He's being late for school. -- Not suitable.
    Or
    He has been late for school. -- Possible. Tommy can't be late today. He's been late to school twice so far this week and if he's late again, he gets detention .

    2) He's being ready for school. -- Not at all. He's getting ready for school or He is ready for school.
    Or
    He's doing ready for school. -- Not possible.

    Actually, I'd like to use the word BEING in the sentence. So, please try to correct these sentences with reference to word "BEING".
    These sentences don't work with "being."
    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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    Re: Does these sentences make sense?

    appreciate you so much.

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    Re: Does these sentences make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by fugitivemind View Post
    1) He's being late for school.
    Or
    He has been late for school.

    2) He's being ready for school.
    Or
    He's doing ready for school.

    Actually, I'd like to use the word BEING in the sentence. So, please try to correct these sentences with reference to word "BEING".
    You can make the first sentence work if you include "keeps"............


    He keeps being late for school.

    Your second sentence should probably read........

    He's getting ready for school.

    or

    He is ready for school.

    Which is appropriate depends on what you intend to say.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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