Student or Learner
hello dear ,
how are you doing ?
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 !
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.
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
(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.
Tom: Why are you being so selfish today? = Why are you having the status of a selfish person today?