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I saw the following on one of the NHS jobs:
The key values and behaviours at the heart of our work have been developed by our staff and are as follows:
Being respectful and enabling trustWorking together for patientsCommitted to being one single inclusive teamBeing the best we can be. What is the grammatical function of "being" here? And what part of speech doe it belong to?Why do we always say " as follows" and not " follow" ?
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Writers often introduce a list with ...are as follows, followed by a colon. Although you could write follow and end with a period (full stop), are as follows is much more common. It makes the entire list into one extended sentence.
I am not a teacher.