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What is the difference between been and being?

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You really need to supply more context to get a meaningful answer here. Perhaps you could edit the Question to include a sentence or two where you don't understand how you should choose between the two words? –  FumbleFingers Apr 16 '11 at 19:28
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"I have been eating for the last hour," "I, a human being, have been eating for the last hour," and nonstandard: "Being as how I've been eating for the last hour..." As you can see, they are completely different words that are used completely differently from each other. –  advs89 Apr 16 '11 at 19:35

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Been is the past participle of the verb to be and being is its present progressive participle (and thus is often used as a noun describing one who exists, such as a human being).

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