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    while urgent repairs are (being) carried out

    Hello!

    In the sentence "Thousands of people have been told to leave their homes while urgent repairs are carried out", would it be possible to say "while urgent repairs are being carried out"? The situation is taking place now.

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    Re: while urgent repairs are (being) carried out

    I would add 'being' if they are ongoing.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: while urgent repairs are (being) carried out

    It's better without ​being.
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    Re: while urgent repairs are (being) carried out

    I have no real preference for either one. They're both acceptable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: while urgent repairs are (being) carried out

    They're both fine, though I would probably leave being out.

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