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    When 'being caught' or 'caught' modify a noun...

    In 1965, a year when he stole more bases than any other player in the major leagues, he also held the record for the greatest number of times being caught stealing.

    I happened to see the sentence above.
    If 'being caught' modifies 'times', isn't it possible for simply 'caught' to modify 'times'? Is it?
    Please answer.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: When 'being caught' or 'caught' modify a noun...

    Yes, it could have said "number of times caught stealing."

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