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    Question being used

    "The modal auxiliary verb would is also very typical of narrative, being used to describe repeated actions and characteristics behaviour in the past."

    Would leaving out the being following the comma change the meaning? My vote would be no. Am I right or not?

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    #2

    Re: being used

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    "The modal auxiliary verb would is also very typical of narrative, being used to describe repeated actions and characteristics behaviour in the past."

    Would leaving out the being following the comma change the meaning? My vote would be no. Am I right or not?

    Nyggus
    The meaning would change. With "being", the latter part of the sentence describes "would". Without "being", the latter part of the sentence describes "narrative".

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