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    Hi guys,

    What does "My son being born" mean, I heared sylvastor stallone say this in rocky 2.

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    #2

    Re: being born

    He is referring to his son's birth. Exactly how this works in the sentence depends on the sentence as a whole.

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    #3

    Re: being born

    So could you please give me any example.

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    #4

    Re: being born

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So could you please give me any example.
    "I watched my son being born", for example.

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    #5

    Re: being born

    "What was the most emotional experience in you life?"
    "My son being born" This uses only the phrase in an acceptable spoken context.

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    #6

    Re: being born

    Hello.
    I'd like to ask a question here.

    Is it possible to say "My son is being born" meaning "My wife is giving birth to him"?
    (I'm sure it is a grammatical sentence in the present continuous/progressive tense.)

    Thank you.

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    Re: being born

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Is it possible to say "My son is being born" meaning "My wife is giving birth to him"?
    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: being born

    But there are only a few minutes in a lifetime when "is being born" is correct. And probably you're a little busy during that time.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

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    I am not a teacher.

    True, unless you are being born again.

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