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    #1

    usage of being

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if I can say it as follows:

    Being a native speaker of French he begun studying English at the age of 14.

    The intended meaning is: He is a nattive speaker of French and began studying English at the age of 14.

    And do I need a comma after French?

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    Re: usage of being

    Being a native speaker of French, he began studying English at the age of 14. This is ok, but what it is saying is, it was because he was a native speaker of French that he started to study English when he was 14.

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    Re: usage of being

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Being a native speaker of French, he began studying English at the age of 14. This is ok, but what it is saying is, it was because he was a native speaker of French that he started to study English when he was 14.
    Thank you very much, bhaisahab.

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