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    the girl being married

    Hi,

    I have a sentence: ''The girl who is married to a tycoon is very happy.'' And I know the sentence can be reduced as: ''The girl married to a tycoon is very happy.''

    Here's my question: can I put 'being' before 'married.': ''The girl being married to a tycoon is very happy.''

    Is it OK?

    Thanks.

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    Re: the girl being married

    No. You can say "The girl is very happy being married to a tycoon" or "The girl, being married to a tycoon,​ is very happy".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the girl being married

    Can I put 'being' before 'married.': ''The girl being married to a tycoon is very happy.''
    Only if the wedding is taking place at that very moment.

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    Re: the girl being married

    Good point, Rover. I missed that interpretation when I read the sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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