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    #1

    Smile Being

    Surprised and overjoyed, we dicided to drop everything and stop for a chat at a nearby coffee shop.


    Should "Being" be put before surprised or not? Thanks.


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    Re: Being

    Depends entirely on context and stylistic preference. It is grammatically fine as it stands, but you could start the sentence with "Being".

    "Not having seen one another for twenty years, John and I bumped into each other in the street. Surprised and overjoyed, we decided to drop everything and stop for a chat at a nearby coffee shop."

    "My friends had met suddenly in the street. Being surprised and overjoyed, we decided to drop everything and stop for a chat at a nearby coffee shop."

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    #3

    Re: Being

    Thanks, Anglika.
    But according to grammar, when being is followed by p.p., it's always oimtted.
    Is my base sentence an exception?


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    Re: Being

    Possibly.

    I just feel it is fine as it stands.

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