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  1. padmaja35@hotmail.com's Avatar

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    Question being, has been

    please tell me if the following sentences are grammatically correct.

    Since last being seen by myself, he indicates he has been trying to stay active.

    He has not needed to use the medication at all since last being seen.

    He is noted as being seen in followup by the doctor.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
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    Re: being, has been

    Quote Originally Posted by padmaja35@hotmail.com View Post
    please tell me if the following sentences are grammatically correct.

    Since last being seen by me myself, he indicates he has been trying to stay active. "myself" is reflexive. you are seen by yourself. he is seen by you. Otherwise it's ok. Of course, we would say "since i last saw him", but i understand you're practicing with "being".

    he has not needed to use the medication at all since last being seen.
    yes. Again, we would normally say "since he was last seen".

    he is noted as being seen in followup by the doctor.
    this is more complicated.
    I think you mean "he is noted as having been seen in followup by the doctor". This assumes that you're looking at his patient notes, and it is recorded that he was seen. This was in the past.
    If it was in the present, and you are looking at the computer screen timetable, and it shows that he is being seen now by the doctor, your sentence would be correct.
    However, context is important, and if it obviously refers to the past, you sentence would be understood.
    r.

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