Being on these forums have substantially helped me improve my English and has also made me understand that no matter how hard you study a subject, real life experience is irreplaceable.

Please correct this sentence for me.

Thank you.
Hi,

Being on these forums have substantially helped me improve my English and has also made me understand that no matter how hard you study a subject, real life experience is irreplaceable.

Please correct this sentence for me.

Being on these forums has substantially helped me improve my English, and has also made me understand that, no matter how hard you study a subject, real life experience is irreplaceable.

Clive
CliveHi,
Being on these forums have substantially helped me improve my English and has also made me understand that no matter how hard you study a subject, real life experience is irreplaceable.

Please correct this sentence for me.

Being on these forums has substantially helped me improve my English, and has also made me understand that, no matter how hard you study a subject, real life experience is irreplaceable.

Clive
Clive,

It's has because I'm the subject of this sentence, so it's my being on these forums has...
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Hi,

The gerund 'being' takes a singular verb.

It doesn't matter whether it is eg my being has . . . or eg their being has . . . .

Clive