I 'm coming from Hong Kong and I have many problem in studying English.
I found the word "being" is very common in expressing something such as "People are being suffered" . Could anybody tell me how to use the word correctly ?
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Human beings are impatient creatures.
I enjoy being a girl. (cf. I enjoy eating sandwiches)
Are you being funny? (cf. You're acting crazy)
Being human is not as good as being divine. (cf. Eating sandwiches is healthy)
Being human, I am not divine. (cf. Carrying a pistol, I feel divine)
There is little difference between Being and Nothingness.
If you find particular instances in context that you need help with, Keith, please let us know.
My previous post was more than two years ago, and it was directed to another student.
Being generally acts like any other participle (sitting, thinking, going, etc). Please tell me more specifically what you do not understand.
"all that he caught being over a foot in length". I didn't understand ,here, meaning "being".
Another sentence; "He was being nice to me". Not clear to me as well.
Would anyone be able to clear up my confusion of using word "being". I'm expecting someone will give me all possible usages of "being" with suitable examples. I appreciate your time and efforts.
All that he caught being over a foot in length-- 'Being' means 'existing': all were over 12 inches long
He was being nice to me-- Being = acting.
People are waiting to help.
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