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    #1

    I enjoy trekking and being in

    Can I use "being" after the conjunction "and" in the sentence below:

    - I enjoy trekking and being in the outdoors.

    I thought that because of the verb "enjoy", the other verb joined together with it by "and" must also be in the same form ie. root form in this sentence.

    My sentence sounds right. However, I'm unsure if it's right and why it's right.
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    #2

    Re: I enjoy trekking and being in

    What do you enjoy, Oceanlike?

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    #3

    Re: I enjoy trekking and being in

    Your sentence is fine, Oceanlike.

    'Trekking' is a gerund functioning as a noun and 'being' is also a gerund at the head of a noun phrase.

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    Re: I enjoy trekking and being in

    I'm sorry if my comment was confusing.

    I was trying to tell you the construction is 'I enjoy A and B.' You need the -ing form ('being') because of the preceding verb 'enjoy'.

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    #5

    Re: I enjoy trekking and being in

    We usually don't say being in the outdoors. If you're out, you're not in.

    It's not completely unnatural, but it's an odd idea. So we usually say being outdoors.
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    #6

    Re: I enjoy trekking and being in

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I'm sorry if my comment was confusing.
    haahaa...thank you very much @tzfujimino yes! I was confused. I didn't know what your intent was.
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