My question is - which of the two phrases above sound better/worse?
- His dishonesty
- His being dishonest
Actually, the question is not only about this particular noun/adjective pair, but extends to other verbs and nouns. Like in the following:
- Her selfishness VS her being selfish
- Their irresponsibility VS their being irresponsible
Is there any difference in meaning between "his + noun" and "his being + adjective" ?