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    To be being

    Hi guys,

    What does "To be being" means? And how to use it? Is there an alternative for this?

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    #2

    Re: To be being

    Please reply guys. This one is giving me headache. Please native speakers.

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    #3

    Re: To be being

    Could you give us an example sentence, tufguy?

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    #4

    Re: To be being

    You are being persistent.

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    Re: To be being

    Sorry that is why I asked you the meaning of this formation. I don't know meaning and use of this. Does it mean "You are being persistent" from post 3 Dave. If this is the meaning then still the question remains same. What does it mean? "Persist" means contineous so being a non native speaker I am getting confused. Please exlplain guys.

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    #6

    Re: To be being

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Please reply guys. This one is giving me headache. Please native speakers.
    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Could you give us an example sentence, tufguy?
    If you would turn the underlined sentence into the passive, that would give us a good example, I think.

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    Re: To be being

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    If you would turn the underlined sentence into the passive, that would give us a good example, I think.
    Well, I thought tufguy was asking about the usage of the infinitive phrase 'to be being' - I didn't think the question was about the present progressive/continuous.


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    Re: To be being

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    the infinitive phrase 'to be being'
    Do you mean something like 'the patient to be being treated'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: To be being

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Well, I thought tufguy was asking about the usage of the infinitive phrase 'to be being' - I didn't think the question was about the present progressive/continuous.

    Oh, I am sorry! That was adressed to tufguy, actually. I should have made it known at once. Sorry again. And you are probably right but, without the context, it is still unclear what the question is about.

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    #10

    Re: To be being

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean something like 'the patient to be being treated'?

    Not a teacher.
    Yes, but that's an unnatural English sentence, isn't it?
    I can't think of any examples.


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