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A. I like you being who you are.
B. I like your being who you are.

C. I like you being honest.
D. I like your being honest.

1. Which of the sentences above is correct?
2. If both are possible in each set, is there any difference in meaning? formality?
3. Which is more natural between A and B, and C and D?
4. I believe sentence A is the same as saying 'I like you as who you are', though I'm not sure about C like saying 'I like you as honest'. Would you agree 'being' can be substitued with 'as'?

5. If not, how is 'being' different from 'as' in meaning?

Please help. Thanks lots.
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A. I like you being who you are.
B. I like your being who you are.
C. I like you being honest.
D. I like your being honest.
1. Which of the sentences above is correct? 2. If both are possible in each set, is there any difference in meaning? formality?-- As far as the structures are concerned, A and C are informally acceptable while B and D are formally correct.
3. Which is more natural between A and B, and C and D?-- A and C are more common in spoken English; B and D are more common in careful written English.

4. I believe sentence A is the same as saying 'I like you as who you are', though I'm not sure about C like saying 'I like you as honest'. Would you agree 'being' can be substitued with 'as'? 5. If not, how is 'being' different from 'as' in meaning?-- No, because the grammar does not work and I don't know what you mean by that. Let us take a clearer example:

I like you roller-skating = I like you as person when you/we are roller-skating.
I like your roller-skating = Your skating style is attractive
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1. A and c are correct.

2. i dont think both are possible because, The word 'your' is a possessive pronoun of 'you.

3. already answered.

4. when you are saying 'I like you as who you are', that is a simile were its comapring to somthing else, where as when you are saying 'I like you being who you are', you want him changing to the form you want.



'I like you as honest', i think its not a complete sentence, i hope one of the teachers here explain it to me too =D



good luck with it =)
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Thank you, soumaya, for the answers. I really appreciate it.

I was wondering if a native speaker has the same thoughts on this. Please advise.
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Thank you, Mister M, for your response. If you could, please assist me on my questions below.

C. I like you being honest.

5. In C, don't you think 'being honest' could be misinterpreted as referring to the subject 'I' instead of the object 'you'? Because reversing the order, it will be as follows:

Being honest, I like you.
Mister MicawberI like you roller-skating = I like you as person when you/we are roller-skating.
6. If my common sense serves me right, 'person' here refers to the object pronoun 'you'?
7. Is it also correct to add an article, ie. 'a' before the word 'person'?

8. If I rewrite your original sentence, are the below sentences also grammatically correct?
9. If so, do they have the same meaning as your original sentence?

I like you being a person when we are roller-skating.
I like you as being a person when we are roller-skating.
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C. I like you being honest.
5. In C, don't you think 'being honest' could be misinterpreted as referring to the subject 'I' instead of the object 'you'?-- No. Because reversing the order, it will be as follows: Being honest, I like you.-- Fronting the phrase indeed changes the referent. Without a subject of its own, 'being' must accept the subject of the main clause ('I').

I like you roller-skating = I like you as a person when you/we are roller-skating."
6. If my common sense serves me right, 'person' here refers to the object pronoun 'you'?-- Yes

7. Is it also correct to add an article, ie. 'a' before the word 'person'?-- It is correct only with the article; I omitted it in error.

8. If I rewrite your original sentence, are the below sentences also grammatically correct? 9. If so, do they have the same meaning as your original sentence?-- They are not good. Stop adding 'being' to sentences.

I like you being a person when we are roller-skating.
I like you as being a person when we are roller-skating.
thank you! i like this answer =)
Thank you, Mister Micawber, for answering all my questions. This is perfectly clear to me now.
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As a native speaker, the sentences may be grammatically correct, but they don't sound like something that one would say. Nobody that I know would say: I like you being who you are. That just sounds strange. However, we might say something like: I like you for being who you are.

If you have problems with things like this, there is a good chance you are missing some word.

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