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    Question check my sentence ,is it correct ?

    men being shot dead.

    Here Being is used under which category? being + adjective or being past participle

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    Re: check my sentence ,is it correct ?

    Please provide a full sentence.

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    Re: check my sentence ,is it correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please provide a full sentence.
    full sentence is---A video shows men being shot dead in syria

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    Re: check my sentence ,is it correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by susikhan View Post
    The full sentence is: 'A video shows men being shot dead in Syria.'
    Here, 'being' is a present participle.

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    Please note that a better title would have been men being shot dead.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: check my sentence ,is it correct ?

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    Hello, Susikhan:

    I was just wondering whether it would help you to understand the sentence if some missing words were added:

    "A video shows [some] men [who are] being shot dead."

    I believe that you are correct: "shot" would be classified as a past participle here, for it is a passive sentence.

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    Re: check my sentence ,is it correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    "A video shows [some] men [who are] being shot dead."
    As it happened in the past, why not use 'were'?

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    Re: check my sentence ,is it correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    As it happened in the past, why not use 'were'?
    Thank you Parser for your explanation,So Here, we have to add some missing words to make it as correct sentence.

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    Hello, Susikhan:

    Sorry for not being clearer.

    "A video shows men being shot dead" is, I believe, CORRECT and is what many (most?) people would say and even write.

    My only point in filling in some missing words was to help you analyze the sentence. When one analyzes a sentence, it is necessary to fill in the missing words. Native speakers, it is said, know in their head what the missing words are. But maybe people who are learning English do not. So it might be helpful if you try to fill in the missing words before you analyze a sentence.

    For example: "You are smarter than I [am]." Most native speakers do not say the "am." BY THE WAY, in 2015, most native speakers probably say "...than me." I know that it is all very confusing. So whenever you have questions, just post them here. Many members are eager to help you.

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    Thanks, now I got it.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Jul-2015 at 18:04. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: check my sentence ,is it correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by susikhan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    As it happened in the past, why not use 'were'?
    Thank you Parser for your explanation,. So Hhere, we have to add some missing words to make it as correct sentence.
    Susikhan, I have a couple of requests:

    1. When you quote someone's text, please reply to the person you are quoting. In this case, you have taken Matthew Wai's text and you are addressing TheParser. This can be confusing. There are two links - one which just says "Reply" and the other one which says "Reply with Quote". So, in this case, you should click on the link below the response from TheParser and choose "Reply with Quote". Otherwise, you could just click on "Reply". Perhaps you knew all this already, and it was just a mistake. But I am just letting you know in case you did not know it.

    2. Please follow the rules for use of space, commas and full stops. It makes it easier to read your text.

    Thank you
    Last edited by Olympian; 05-Jul-2015 at 20:10. Reason: added link to TheParser's response

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