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  1. Member
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    Being raised as a liberal, Winston Churchill ...

    Context: I'm explaining to a friend now in 2017.

    Me: "Being raised as a liberal, Winston Churchill tended to accept the minister's proposal...."

    In the above sentence:

    1)Would using "having been" instead of "being" have the same effect and meaning ?
    2)Shouldn't it be "raised a liberal" instead of "raised as a liberal"?
    3)Can I use a colon after "sentence"? [Is article "a" necessary before "colon"?]

    Thank you.
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

  2. jutfrank's Avatar
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    Re: Being raised as a liberal, Winston Churchill ...

    Having been raised a liberal... is better.

    It's okay to use a colon there.

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