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    Been and Being

    Sorry for posting 2 time.

    What is difference between been and being? Very confused.

    Can someone pls help me?

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    Re: Been and Being

    They are both forms of the verb "to be"
    'Been' is the past participle. 'Being' is the present participle.

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    #3

    Re: Been and Being

    Give us an example where you're trying to use them so we can comment.

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    #4

    Re: Been and Being

    E.g. 1 The disease has being gathering momentum for sometime now.
    E.g. 2 That been said, we have to understand how much impact Q's work has had on imaging.

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    #5

    Re: Been and Being

    You have them reversed. Use "been" in the first and "being" in the second. In the second you could use "that having been said".

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    #6

    Re: Been and Being

    Quote Originally Posted by pandadynamic View Post
    E.g. 1 The disease has being gathering momentum...
    Note that we don't say "I have being speaking; He has being walking ...", and we don't say the above.
    We do say "The disease is being treated."

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    #7

    Re: Been and Being

    I don't understand your post.

    I have been speaking for two hours about improved nutrition.
    He has been walking for two hours.

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    #8

    Re: Been and Being

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't understand your post.
    Mine? That usually happens when you don't read it properly before replying, Mike. Or you don't think. I'm not sure which, but it happens quite a lot.

    In any case, I can see how my post might be a little bit cryptic for a learner, so I'll explain.
    We use the auxiliary 'to have' with the past participle. "I have been speaking."
    We use the auxiliary 'to be' with the present participle, "I am being treated."
    Preface my previous post with those lines, and you should get it.
    Last edited by Raymott; 15-Apr-2015 at 06:31.

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    #9

    Re: Been and Being

    When I don't understand your posts, it is usually because you did not write clearly. You said we don't say "I have have been speaking" and "He has been walking". In fact, we do.

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    Re: Been and Being

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    When I don't understand your posts, it is usually because you did not write clearly. You said we don't say "I have have been speaking" and "He has been walking". In fact, we do.
    As I say, Mike, if you don't read the message, you'll get a mistaken idea of what it says. We all misread posts at times, heaven knows, but you've made it an art form. Would you like to try for a third reading?
    Hint: Read what's there; not what you'd like to be there.

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