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Can the word 'being' be used at the beginning of a sentence? For example, eing only a child, she does not view her world with much complexity.
 

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It certainly can be, yes. :)

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Can the word 'being' be used at the beginning of a sentence? For example, eing only a child, she does not view her world with much complexity.

For example,

Being a member of this wonderful forum, I can ask everything I want to know.

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cwhiteh1 said:
Can the word 'being' be used at the beginning of a sentence? For example, eing only a child, she does not view her world with much complexity.

The word "being", as a verbal, can be either a present participle or a gerund. A participle can be used in forming verbs or can cat as a modifier. A gerund acts as a noun. Either of these can start a sentence.

Henry's sentence uses the participle "being" as a modifier of "I".

Being a member of this forum, I...

As a gerund, it could be:

Being a policeman is dangerous work.
 

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Being forgetful, Ron forgot his head.

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Being headless, Ron couldn't see where he was going.

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RonBee said:
Being forgetful, Ron forgot his head.

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Ever been on a horse in Sleepy Hollow? :wink:
 

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MikeNewYork said:
RonBee said:
Being forgetful, Ron forgot his head.

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Ever been on a horse in Sleepy Hollow? :wink:

That was some other headless fellow.

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