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    Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    I was reading this forum rule and i came across this sentence:-
    -Any harassment, inappropriate usage, advertising, etc will result in the person “being banned”. I have another one which i have taken from another source
    -I am all in favour of all these posts “being posted” in A section rather than B”.
    My question is why only "being+V3" is used because i have read in passive voice rules that we should use "is,am,are.. being+V3".Please explain to me when and where i can use "being+v3".
    Thank you!!

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    "will result in" is always followed by either a noun or the -ing form of a verb.

    It will result in death.
    It will result in the person dying.

    It will result in a ban.
    It will result in the user being banned.

    Eating too much will result in obesity.
    Eating too much will result in the eater getting fat.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    But in the second example "will result in" is not used however "being+v3" is used there.Is second example wrong?

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    ***NOT a teacher***

    As emsr2d2 mentioned, 'result in' can be followed by a NOUN or a NOMINALISED form, which can be the case with any other 'preposition'. So, you are 'in favour of SOMETHING/Verb+ing'.


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    Parents being too strict can cause/lead to/result in their children feeling stressed all the time!
    The emotional pressure at school may result in children experiencing a loss of intimacy with their teachers.
    Last edited by Mehrgan; 06-Sep-2015 at 14:37.

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Examples:

    Parents being too strict can cause/lead to/result in their children feeling stressed all the time!
    Hello, Mehrgan.
    The verb "cause" doesn't work in your example, in my opinion.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 06-Sep-2015 at 15:13.

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    Hi, and thanks for the point you've made dear tzfujimino. Actually, now I think it could possibly be, '...can cause the children TO feel stressed...'. But what if you consider the whole item as a noun phrase?

    '...their children feeling stressed all the time...'

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    Hello, Merhgan.

    Yes, it should be "... can cause their children to feel ..."

    Well, as for your question, it would be equal to:

    Parents being too strict can cause their children who are feeling stressed all the time.

    It sounds strange to me.

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, Merhgan.

    Yes, it should be "... can cause their children to feel ..."

    Well, as for your question, it would be equal to:

    Parents being too strict can cause their children who are feeling stressed all the time.

    It sounds strange to me.

    I have actually taken the 'apostrophe' away, as I've heard it's not necessary. So the following form is, indeed, what it should look like:

    "Parents' being too strict can cause their children's feeling stressed all the time!

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    Indeed, I'm not sure if the sentence is natural, if correct, at all. But I think once I read that's a way of creating Nominalised structures, which tend to make sentences a bit complex (as this is why academic texts, say in IELTS texts 2 and 3, are hard to follow.)

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    Re: Why is "being" used in the sentence-

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    I have actually taken the 'apostrophe' away, as I've heard it's not necessary. So the following form is, indeed, what it should look like:

    "Parents' being too strict can cause their children's feeling stressed all the time!
    I see.
    I think your new version is grammatical.
    However, it would be unnatural.

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