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    #1

    USe of being

    Are we being unfair to XYZ?
    Are we unfair to XYZ?

    How are the above two sentences different in meaning?


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    Re: USe of being

    Quote Originally Posted by ramanji View Post
    Are we being unfair to XYZ?
    Are we unfair to XYZ?

    How are the above two sentences different in meaning?
    I think :


    Are we being unfair to?

    This is present progressive sentence. e.g. Are we going to London?

    Are we unfair to?
    This is simple present tense where `are' is linking verb e.g. We are Engineers. Are we Engineers?
    Last edited by user_gary; 03-Apr-2007 at 15:21.


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    Re: USe of being

    Being is used in passive voice sentences along with main verbs. But should we use being along with the adjective, unfair? If so,will you please tell me the actice voice for the below sentence:
    Are we being unfair to XYZ?

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    Re: USe of being

    These are active sentences:

    We are being unfair. <present progressive>
    Are we being unfair?

    We are unfair. <present simple>
    Are we unfair?

    Note, you can't make an adjective into a verb, but you can make it part of a verb if you add in a form of BE + ing.


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    Re: USe of being

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    These are active sentences:

    We are being unfair. <present progressive>
    Are we being unfair?

    We are unfair. <present simple>
    Are we unfair?

    Note, you can't make an adjective into a verb, but you can make it part of a verb if you add in a form of BE + ing.
    Does the above sentence have passive voice?

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    Re: USe of being

    Quote Originally Posted by ramanji View Post
    Does the above sentence have passive voice?
    No, it doesn't.

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