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    use of being

    when we should use being in a sentence?

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    Re: use of being

    Quote Originally Posted by aparajijta View Post
    when we should use being in a sentence?
    Here are some examples of 'being' being used. Have you any questions about any of them?

    Luke is being rather naughty these days.
    Mary is being interviewed right now.

    Being out in the open air is good for you.
    I don't like being observed.
    You could try to placate your boss by being punctual.

    Being thick-skinned, I ignored his remark.

    I don't believe in a supernatural being.

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    Re: use of being

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Here are some examples of 'being' being used. Have you any questions about any of them?

    Luke is being rather naughty these days.
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    Hi 5jj.

    Luke is being rather naughty these days.

    Is it uncorrect to leave out "being" in the above sentence?

    Thanks.

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    Re: use of being

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Luke is being rather naughty these days.

    Is it uincorrect to leave out "being" in the above sentence?
    It is not incorrect, though with 'these days' the progressive form is more likely, to suggest the limited duration of his naughty behaviour.

    Note that when BE is used in a progressive form, it usually carries the idea of BEHAVE.

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