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Being usage in sentence

"The mom in me says NO - all that matters is they being there healthy and happy,growing up to be fine human beings". How 'being' is used here please reply.i can not understand.
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“An autonomous being” vs “autonomous being”? When to place an indefinite article? [duplicate]

He treats her as property rather than an autonomous being. or He treats her as property rather than autonomous being. Which of the above sentences is correct and why?
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Using Be or Being for initial word [closed]

I don't know which word is right for this sentence: Be at the airport by 4 o'clock to meet him when his flight lands. or Being at the airport by 4 o'clock to meet him when his flight lands. ...
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sentences with '' and,being…''

The veins composing the plexus are thin walled and, being without valves, may pass blood in either direction The veins composing the plexus are thin walled and, which are being without valves, may ...
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having been or being [duplicate]

Which of these sentences is correct? You mentioned having been in a hospital last year. You mentioned being in a hospital last year.
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Usage of “being”

I am a little bit confused about this grammar topic. I just want to understand and ensure that I am using this grammar structure correctly. There are some cases I used to use it. He is being quite ...
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What is the grammatic function of the expression “being polluted”

first poster here. I need help with the following sentence, written by my Vietnamese student. He wrote "The forest being polluted is the consequence of our actions." Now I'm not looking to rephrase ...
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Use of “being” in literary prose [closed]

I feel silly asking this but I can't find the answer anywhere (including CMOS, dictionaries, etc.). I am a professional editor and am struggling with an author who uses "being" in the following way: ...
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“The imagination expended on the title being a fair indicator”

I am having trouble understading the following sentence, which is extracted from the NYT: Even those who have spent the last 14 years pining for a sequel to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” — by most ...
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Can I actually say “he is being sick”? Does it sound natural?

Here is my question: Can I say "he is being sick"? I was looking for how to use been and being. What I have found: The word being is the present participle form of the verb be. It is not used ...
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I don't remember the formulas but here it is what I recall [closed]

Are these sentences correct? I need to know, how the system is being started. If you ask me, how the product is being generated is not his headache.
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Please let me know the meaning of ''it being…''

I've read an article on the BBC news, and this sentence really makes me confused. ''And in this cool little video Aston has just released, you can see it very much being pushed to its limits by a ...
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Why can't “being” come after the verb “feel”?

The question is completely edited. *I felt being dragged by a beast. The word being cannot be used here, and that's for sure. It sounds wrong. What I am trying to find here is why it is wrong. ...
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What's correct way of writing following sentence: I'm reading them (documents) as they being posted [closed]

I am reading them as they are being posted. What is correct way of using verb (BE) in writing above sentence? What is the difference between using these/those (documents), and should the noun (these ...
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Is it correct to use 'being' after a noun? [duplicate]

I found the following sentence in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (5th Edition): You can’t expect them to sit still for that long, children being what they are. For me it sounds weirdly ...
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in 'human being,' is 'being' a gerund?

In phrase "human being," is being a gerund? I'm looking for a form of "be" that is present time, shows action/change/movement and does not require me using "human becoming."
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have resulted in people injured, cars ruined, and horses dead or hurt

In an American news story titled "Judge Orders NYPD Turn Over Public Records On Horse-Drawn Carriage Incidents", there's this passage: On Monday, carriage opponents said the judge’s ruling is sure ...