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Atchan

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What is the meaning of being?.....When we use being?

What I know about it is that its a present participle of "be". But usually I don't use it in writing or speaking because I don't know anything about it.

Can anyone explain it to me?
 

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What is the meaning of being?.....When we use being?

What I know about it is that its a present participle of "be". But usually I don't use it in writing or speaking because I don't know anything about it.

Can anyone explain it to me?

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Hello, Atchan.

(1) You have asked an excellent question.

(2) I think that BEING is often used in the

passive:

They are making a movie. = A movie is BEING made (by them).

They are cleaning up the oil spill. = The oil spill is BEING cleaned up.

(2) As you said, it's used in the regular progressive:

Tom is usually very nice. Today, however, he is BEING very rude.

I wonder what the problem is.

(3) Sometimes it is used in very special sentences:

The teacher BEING ill, the students all returned home. = Because

the teacher was ill, the students all returned home.

(4) Hopefully, other people will give you more uses and examples.


***** Thank you *****
 
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