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  1. qiye3322's Avatar
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    #1

    being

    unable are the loved to die"-the "loved" being people who are loved by others.

    Why use being? Can I use "is" instead ?

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    #2

    Re: being

    "The loved" are people who are loved by others. (Not is) However, you have to remember the context. (Don't thank me in advance. What if my advice is bad?)

    Is it a quote?


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    #3

    Re: being

    The quote is saying, poetically, that those who are loved by living persons never really die.

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    #4

    Re: being

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The quote is saying, poetically, that those who are loved by living persons never really die.
    You reminded me of something:

    As long as I have memory / you've never really left me.

    It's from a poem somebody wrote.


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    #5

    Re: being

    Quote Originally Posted by qiye3322 View Post
    Unable are the loved to die, the loved being people who are loved by others.

    Why use being? Can I use "is" instead
    ?

    Thanks in advance
    !
    You can use are if you break it into two sentences: "...to die. The loved are people...."

    Using being that way is grammatical but awkward. Is it from a poem?

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    #6

    Re: being

    I don't find "being" at all awkward in that use.

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