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    He being/Being illiterate...

    He being/Being illiterate, the odds were stacked against him to succeed in business but he did.

    1. Should it be "He being" or just "Being"? I think it should be the former.

    2, Is the sentence natural?

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    Re: He being/Being illiterate...

    Your options are:

    His being...

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    Re: He being/Being illiterate...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He being/Being illiterate, the odds were stacked against him/his to succeed succeeding in business, but he did.

    1. Should it be "He being" or just "Being"? I think it should be the former.

    2, Is the sentence natural?.
    Most people would say, "As he was illiterate, ..."

    "His being illiterate" is incorrect in this sentence; it would work here, though I don't like it:

    His being illiterate cause him many problems.

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