He ................angry.

a) is b) being c) both a & b

My answer is 'a'. Am I right?

Omar AhmedMy answer is 'a'. Am I right?

Yes. being, been, and to be are non-finite forms (of be). You can't use non-finite verb forms alone as the main verb of a main clause. You use them only in subordinate functions in sentences.

He being angry. Wrong.
He been angry. Wrong.
He to be angry. Wrong.


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Is it correct to say : He is being angry?

He is angry In terms of grammar, it's better to say this answer is correct, not true.


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Is it correct to say : He is being angry?

Yes, but 'angry' isn't typically used in this pattern.

By far, the majority of words placed after "is being" are past participles.

is being _____ built, announced, interviewed, developed, evaluated, ...

Some of the adjectives that are often seen are these:

is being ______
ornery, stubborn, obstinate, spiteful, unfair, bad,
good, honest, friendly, kind, neighborly

Most of the time the use of "is being" instead of just "is" indicates a temporary state, a characteristic that is not usual for the person in question.

She's being stubborn today. (She's not stubborn by nature, but today she is showing that characteristic.)