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Hi! In this sentence: Being chosen as an astronaut identifies one as capable and commited.

Is Being chosen a gerund or a participle? And what part of speech is this?

I think it's a gerund and is used as a subject in the sentence?

Thank you.
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Hi Olga. Your sentence seems rather odd. "Being chosen as an astronaut, he has been identified as capable and committed " seems like Participle Clause, where participle is a predicate. But in your one there is no subject in subordinate clause.
Hi,
You're right.

You can check that it's a gerund by seeing if you can substitute a noun,
eg Can I say 'Experience as an astronaut identifies one as capable and commited'? Yes, I can! So, 'being chosen' must be a gerund.

Best wishes, Clive
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Oops... Thank you, Clive. Emotion: smile But if I say in my way, would it be defined as participle clause?
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Anonymoushi can you help me pls

What sort of help do you need? Why don't you start a new thread with your quesiton?

Fandorin, yes, that was a participle. Having been chosen, he..
Hi,
"Being chosen as an astronaut, he has been identified as capable and committed "

But if I say in my way, would it be defined as participle clause?

Yes, the participle is used adjectivally to describe 'he'.

In the grammar terms that I use, I'd call it a participle phrase and not a participle clause.

Bbest wishes, Clive
Hi, Barbara. Thank you. Thank you, Clive.
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