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wowenglish1

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I would like to know the subject of the next sentence.

Man’s being an unfinished, defective animal has been the root of his uniqueness and creativeness.

 

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I would like to know the subject of the next sentence.

Man’s being an unfinished, defective animal has been the root of his uniqueness and creativeness.

The subject is shown in bold

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Nightmare85

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I don't agree with the main sentence:
Man’s being an unfinished, defective animal has been the root of his uniqueness and creativeness.

1. Why "Man's"?
2. I think the "being an unfinished, defective animal" describes the man.

What do you think about this one:
The man - being an
unfinished, defective animal - has been the root of his uniqueness and creativeness.

Probably we don't even need the "The".

Cheers!
 

Barb_D

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Hi,
It refers to the state of all human-kind.

Take two simpler sentences:
My being late is not a reason for you to be so angry.
His being so jealous was why she broke up with him.

Is it easier to see the subject in those?
 

casablanca_30391

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Well, this is the first time I have known this expression
What amazing it is!
 

bhaisahab

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Use "creativity", not "creativeness".
 
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