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    help me in this sentence

    They said that the residents are lying about instances of hawkers being violent

    Can i use hawkers were violent instead of hawkers being violent?

    I don't understand that why they use being?

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    Re: help me in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by cnshah View Post
    They said that the residents are lying about instances of hawkers being violent

    Can i use hawkers were violent instead of hawkers being violent?

    I don't understand that why they use being?
    Do you want to say "They said that the residents are lying about instances of hawkers were violent"? If so, no. You would have to say "They said that the residents were lying when they said that there were instances when hawkers were violent?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: help me in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by cnshah View Post
    I don't understand that why they use "being".
    Hello, cnshah.
    Well, basically,
    Conjunction (that/if/because/though... etc) + hawkers + were...
    Preposition (of/on/for/at...etc) + hawkers + being...

    I hope you can understand what I mean.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 15-Jul-2012 at 12:23.

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    Re: help me in this sentence

    thanks a lot

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    Re: help me in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by cnshah View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    Please remember that, when writing English, you must

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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