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    Connective tissues are one of the four major types of animal tissues, the others being epithelial tissues, muscular tissues, and nervous tissues. What is the role of being in this sentence? Please elaborate on its uses. Thanks in advance .
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    Re: Being

    I consider 'being' a present participle modifying 'others'.
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    Re: Being

    It has the meaning of are.

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    Re: Being

    John and Tom are brothers. John is a teacher.
    John and Tom are brothers, John being a teacher.

    Is that correct?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Being

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    John and Tom are brothers, John being a teacher.

    Is that correct?
    It's not natural. A native speaker would not use that construction there.

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