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    Since being dropped

    "Since being dropped from the Test squad in 2008, he has been a consistent run-scorer in domestic cricket, chiefly. In the 2008-09 and 2009-10 domestic seasons he made over 800 runs, backed by 946 in 2012-13 and 594 in 2013-14. In the last two seasons, he finished with 420 and 452 runs."
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    what is the grammatical function of "being" here and would the sentence be grammatically correct and mean the same if we drop "being". Sorry, I can't format it properly on my phone.is it a past participial phrase modifying "he"?
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    Re: Since being dropped

    'Being dropped' is a passive gerund, the object of the preposition 'Since'.
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    Re: Since being dropped

    Is it a participial phrase or a clause modifying "he"? Thanks

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    Re: Since being dropped

    It is neither a participle nor a modifier.
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    Re: Since being dropped

    So what sort of grammatical structure is this and what purpose does it serve here? I am learning to write longer and variety of sentences for my GCSE English.

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