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I think in the above sentence the verb `being' is being used as a main verb.
So I am confused.
Because I have learnt that `being' is used only in the progessive sentences when we change sentences into passive voice.
e.g. I am playing football.
Football is being played by me.
Could you help me on this?
What you have learned is not accurate. We can use the progressive form when we want to show that something is temporary:
He is stupid = of low intelligence
He is being stupid- temporary behaviour at the moment
BTW, your football sentence is not a very natural one- use the active there.