I've read in BBC that we use use "being" as a verb-ing. BBC has listed two kinds of usage; what I want to learn about here is the "preposition + verb-ing" usage. It has been said that "being + past particle" here is functioning as a noun. But I don't know the kinds of meaning this conveys. So,The following are two examples from BBC
- I look forward to being interviewed on the current affairs programme. ( what does "being interviewed" mean? )
- She was afraid of being accused of a crime which she did not commit. (What does "being accused of" mean ?) Learning English | BBC World Service
I think the following are also examples of "preposition + verb-ing":
John talks about being helped by a stranger. (Does it mean -john talks about that he was helped by a stranger.)
Before being moved to an apartment, he lived in a hostel. (Does it mean "Before he was moved to........)
Despite being helped by nurse,he slepped and fell. (Does it mean- despite he was helped by nurse ,........)
What is the risk of being killed in war ? (Does it mean- what is the risk of killing in a war ?)
What are the chances of being killed by a falling tree ? (Does it mean: what are the chances of killing in a war?)
Share your experiences of being helped by a teacher. (Does it mean: share your experiences when you were helped by a stranger ?)
I am looking forward to him being interviewed vs I am looking forward him to be interviewed. Are these sentences the same; if not what is the difference ??
Please explain to me the meaning and usage of "being + past particle" when used with a preposition.