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    #1

    Person being informed of the birth.

    Dear teacher,

    I would actually like to ask about the difference of "Person being informed of birth" and "Person informed of the birth". Is there anything different in their meaning? Do they have the same meaning?

    Best regards,
    Piak


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    Re: Person being informed of the birth.

    A "Person being informed of birth" is being told about the idea of birth (What birth is).
    A "Person being informed of the birth" is being told about a specific birth.

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    #3

    Re: Person being informed of the birth.

    It is very kind of you, Niall.

    Again this kind of confusing phrases has come up quite often in my country, when we want to say "A person who is informed of something, we will always say A person being informed of something, by thinking that it has the same meaning as A person informed of something.

    Anyway, I will use your suggestion as a reference to this matter.

    Thank you very big indeed.

    Best regards,
    Piak.

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