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    "Being "

    hello,
    I have some problem to understand this subject... please help me..
    i am writing here some examples about that ,

    1) being paid monthly , i find annual bills hard to pay
    2) i love being given flowers

    i dont understand meaning "being" in this sentences ..Please help me.

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    Re: "Being "

    Quote Originally Posted by teanar View Post
    hello,
    I have some problem to understand this subject... please help me..
    i am writing here some examples about that ,

    1) being paid monthly , i find annual bills hard to pay
    2) i love being given flowers

    i dont understand meaning "being" in this sentences ..Please help me.
    Is there anybody to help me?

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    #3

    Re: "Being "

    Quote Originally Posted by teanar View Post
    Is there anybody to help me?
    The 'being' of #1 is a participle, and the phrase here means 'Because I am paid monthly,...'. That of #2 is a gerund, and the sentence means 'I like it when I am given flowers (by someone)'.

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