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    Congratulations to

    Congratulations to Ram on being elected RIL president.

    I understand that we use "being" when something is going on. Here Ram is already elected as president then why do we use "being"?

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    Re: Congratulations to

    It's a perfectly acceptable colloquial way of saying what a purist might insist should be

    'Congratulations to Ram on his having been elected RIL president'.

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    Re: Congratulations to

    I want to understand why do we use "being"? Is there any rule or it is just a colloquial way of saying?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Jan-2016 at 09:22. Reason: Deleting quote.

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    Re: Congratulations to

    'Being elected' is passive. Ram has not elected himself but has been elected by others.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Congratulations to

    Ram is being elected as RIL president.

    Is this correct?

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    Re: Congratulations to

    Ram has been elected RIL president.
    'Been' cannot be used after 'on', so 'being' is used in the original sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Congratulations to

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Ram has been elected RIL president.
    'Been' cannot be used after 'on', so 'being' is used in the original sentence.
    Does this mean below sentence is not correct?

    Ram is being elected as RIL president.

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    Re: Congratulations to

    I think it is incorrect if the election is already over.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Congratulations to

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Does this mean the below sentence below is not correct?
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    Re: Congratulations to

    Or 'Does this mean the below following sentence is not correct?'

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