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    • Join Date: Nov 2005
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    being or no being

    "I've tried, unsuccessfully, to find the text of the letter that the Prince Regent's wife, Princess Caroline, wrote to him in January 1813 complaining that she was not being allowed to see their daughter, Charlotte, often enough."
    Does it make any difference using or not using 'being' in the above sentence?

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    Re: being or no being

    It emphasises that the process was still happening at the time of the composition of the letter and that she was fighting against it, rather than accepting it as the situation.


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