Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 6
    #1

    how to use "Being'

    hello dear ,
    how are you doing ?

    im Reema
    I've a question about the word "being" -- Being poor man, doesn't mean the end of the world.

    in the example above ,
    - how can i use this word correctly
    -and what's the difference between "to be " and "being'

    thank a bunch !

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,838
    #2

    Re: how to use "Being'

    Quote Originally Posted by MizR View Post
    Hello dear ,
    How are you doing?

    im I'm Reema.
    I've a question about the word "being" --

    Being a poor man, doesn't mean isn't the end of the world.

    In the example above,
    - How can I use this word correctly?
    - and What's the difference between "to be" and "being"?

    Thanks a bunch !
    Your example sentence is fine (with my amendments).
    The basic difference between "to be" and "being" is simply that one is the infinitive and the other is not! You may need to ask more specific questions.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6,332
    #3

    Re: how to use "Being'

    [QUOTE=MizR;808907]


    NOT A TEACHER


    TO BE: am/is/are/was/were/been/being.

    I am not a teacher.

    Your country is nice.

    You are a good student.

    It was hot yesterday.

    The students were noisy yesterday.

    Have you ever been to Cairo?/ I have been sick for one week.

    Being a poor person does not mean the end of the world = The fact that a person is poor does not mean the end of all hope. / Being poor, I could not buy that car. = Because I am poor, I could not buy that car.

    Tomorrow will be a very sunny day.

    Tom wants to be a teacher.

  3. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 6
    #4

    Re: how to use "Being'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your example sentence is fine (with my amendments).
    The basic difference between "to be" and "being" is simply that one is the infinitive and the other is not! You may need to ask more specific questions.

    Thanks a lot for your correction, but I've a question why do you delete "dear"?

    "to be" and "being"
    How can I use them ? Do they have the same meaning ?

    I really appreciate your effort.

  4. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 6
    #5

    Re: how to use "Being'

    [QUOTE=TheParser;808930]
    Quote Originally Posted by MizR View Post


    NOT A TEACHER


    TO BE: am/is/are/was/were/been/being.

    I am not a teacher.

    Your country is nice.

    You are a good student.

    It was hot yesterday.

    The students were noisy yesterday.

    Have you ever been to Cairo?/ I have been sick for one week.

    Being a poor person does not mean the end of the world = The fact that a person is poor does not mean the end of all hope. / Being poor, I could not buy that car. = Because I am poor, I could not buy that car.

    Tomorrow will be a very sunny day.

    Tom wants to be a teacher.

    Thank you so much.
    So , I can guess that "being" is a status of someone/something .
    Am I right ?

  5. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,838
    #6

    Re: how to use "Being'

    Quote Originally Posted by MizR View Post
    Thanks a lot for your correction, but I've a question why do you delete "dear"?

    You can start your post with "Dear teachers" or something similar, or start it with "Hello", but when you say "Hello, dear", "dear" is a term of endearment and it's similar to starting it with "Hello darling"!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6,332
    #7

    Re: how to use "Being'

    [QUOTE=MizR;808976]
    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post


    Thank you so much.
    So , I can guess that "being" is a status of someone/something .
    Am I right ?

    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) Thank you for your kind note.

    (2) I do not know the answer to your question.

    (3) I shall leave it to one of our excellent teachers to answer it.

  6. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 6
    #8

    Re: how to use "Being'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can start your post with "Dear teachers" or something similar, or start it with "Hello", but when you say "Hello, dear", "dear" is a term of endearment and it's similar to starting it with "Hello darling"!
    I got it now .

    Thank you teacher

  7. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 6
    #9

    Re: how to use "Being'

    [QUOTE=TheParser;808984]
    Quote Originally Posted by MizR View Post


    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) Thank you for your kind note.

    (2) I do not know the answer to your question.

    (3) I shall leave it to one of our excellent teachers to answer it.

    TheParser , thank you too
    You are helping me

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6,332
    #10

    Re: how to use "Being'

    [QUOTE=MizR;808976]
    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post


    Thank you so much.
    So , I can guess that "being" is a status of someone/something .
    Am I right ?

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I have been thinking about your question, and I think that you may be correct when you say that "being" is something like "status."

    (2) Let's see:

    (a) Being poor does not mean the end of the world. = Having the status of a poor

    person does not mean the end of the world.

    (b) Being poor, I cannot buy it. = Because I have the status of a poor person, I cannot

    buy it.

    (c) The teacher being absent today, there was no class. = Because the teacher had

    the status of a person who did not come to school, there was no class.

    (d) Tom: Give me some of your candy.

    Mona: No!

    Tom: Why are you being so selfish today? = Why are you having the status of a selfish person today?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Defining "Street," "Road," "Avenue," "Boulevard"
    By ahumphreys in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31-Dec-2010, 08:14
  2. [Vocabulary] Difference between "health" and "wellness", "Diagnosis" and "Analysis"
    By tobysky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2010, 23:43
  3. [Vocabulary] How do you pronounce "Cotton", "Button", "Britain", "Manhattan"...
    By Williamyh in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2009, 09:36
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Sep-2008, 08:27
  5. confusing words "expressed" or "express" and "named" or"names"
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 19:33

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •