Since he had got low mark in an exam he was pleading with hear teacher for another one.

Is this sentence correct?
Thanks in advace
1 2 3 4
What do you mean 'hear teacher'? Is it a typo for 'his teacher'?
If so, I would say;
"Since he got a low mark/score in an exam, he has been pleading with his teacher for another one."

Oops it was typo...
and I've fogot the "a"
Tense mistake :X

Another question: I am always confusing BEEN and BEING in present perfect
BEEN indicates passive voice
BEING - progressive...
Aren't they? If yes so why did you change this sentence to passive?
ThanksEmotion: wink
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
No! "He has been pleading with someone for something" is not a passive sentence. It is a sentence of present perfect progressive tense. It is used to emphasize the action that started in the past is still now continuing.

So what does "being" indicates?
Are there correct?
1) I was being\been bothered by my friend during the yesterday's Math lesson(been????)
2) I have been\being annoyed by my guilt feelings since I beat/had beat this girl (been\beat?)

I am sure I'm completely wrong... please correct me

3) When I use "being" in present perfect???? o_O
Mav, please proofread before you post-- other mistakes confuse us as to what you are asking, sometimes. Use the 'preview' button.

1) 'I was being bothered by my friend during yesterday's math lesson.'-- This is grammatically OK as past progressive, passive voice, but the use of the participle 'being' in the progressive presents us awkwardly with two forms of 'be' ('was being') and is best avoided when possible. Progressive is used to show activity, which is not required here: 'I was bothered by my friend during yesterday's math lesson' carries the full meaning. It is more useful if you are showing that one action was ongoing while another occurred: 'I was being bothered by my friend when the teacher suddenly called my name.'

2) 'I have been annoyed by my guilt feelings since I beat this girl.'-- this is passive voice present perfect. 'Since' indicates the precedence of the actions, so past perfect is not wanted. (If it is a causal 'since', however, past perfect is called for.)

3) Use "being" in present perfect when it is the main verb: 'I have been being a very good boy ever since I realized that Christmas was near'. Still, in this form the two 'be' forms ('been being') rings awkward, and should be avoided if possible: 'I have been behaving very well...'

Present perfect continuous is very rarely used in its passive form.
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
Thank you very much and please help me correct the following sentences:
"Timothy has never been ill after he had been ill when he was 5 years old"
"Timothy has never been being ill after he had been ill when he was 5 years old"
Are these correct?
I would write this as:

Timothy hasn't been ill since he was five.

I fully agree with Mr. M's advice: use the simplest verb tense possible to write your sentences!
You will need Adobe® Acrobat Reader
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Show more