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    how to use being

    Hi,

    Please note how the word “being” used in the following sentence

    1. It is being processed. – I know why word “being” used in this sentences
    2. There being no conflict between P1 EAI and EAI code changes – I am not sure why word “being” used in this sentences. Should it be “There is being no conflicts?”
    Please tell me what grammar says for the second one.

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    Re: how to use being

    Quote Originally Posted by english_learn View Post
    1. It is being processed. – I know why word “being” is used in this sentences.
    2. There being no conflict between P1 EAI and EAI code changes – I am not sure why word “being” is used in this sentences. Should it be “There is being no conflicts?”
    No.

    If you provided more context. you would see that a main clause follows your clause, as in: There being no conflict between P1 EAI and EAI code changes, it does not matter which is used.

    There being = As there is/are. Being
    is used as a present participle, not part of a progressive form.


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    #3

    Re: how to use being

    It is being processed. – I know why the word “being” is used in this sentence.
    There being no conflict between P1 EAI and EAI code changes – I am not sure why the word “being” is used in this sentence.

    Fivejedjon has correctly explained that
    "There being" = "As there is/are."
    Being
    is used as a present participle, not part of a progressive form.

    It may be clearer for you to replace "as" with "because" (because there is/ because there are).

    John

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