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    #1

    being or having been

    1)"The theory being recognized worldwide, it tremendously impacted other sciences."

    OR

    2)"Being recognized worldwide, the theory tremendously impacted other sciences."

    OR

    3)"After being recognized worldwide, the theory tremendously impacted other sciences."

    OR

    4)"It being recognized worldwide, the theory tremendously impacted other sciences."

    OR

    5)"Having received worldwide recognition, the theory tremendously impacted other sciences."

    The reason I'm asking is that in an action movie I heard "Being a lot of man down in my platoon, I can't wage a counter offense."

    Would you use the verb "impact" or say "have an impact"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 19-Mar-2011 at 20:09.

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    Re: being or having been

    Hi ostap77

    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would have no problem with most of your options, however, I would have slightly modified your first sentence as follows:

    1. "The theory, being recognized worldwide, tremendously impacted other sciences."

    With reference to your impact query, I believe that you can replace "tremendously impacted" by "had a tremendous impact on"

    Hope this helps
    R21

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