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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  07/JUN/2007 6:11 AM
Assunto:  ing been participle

Try Longman's.  In the section for verbs, try "-ing".


It's very clear and accepted that a gerund (a verb form ending in -ing) is a noun and a noun can belong to someone or something.  A car can be his and a current can be that of the Gulf Stream, etc.  In the case of "being + past participle", however, I'm not sure if it can be considered a gerund and, therefore, a noun.  It's certainly treated like one.


His being sick has been a problem for the employer.

My being tired doesn't mean that I don't want to accompany you.


Let me know what you find out.




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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
ing+ been + participle  –  Danilo  06/JUN/2007, 9:18 AM
ing been participle  –  Dale/CR  06/JUN/2007, 1:07 PM
ing been participle  –  Danilo  06/JUN/2007, 3:26 PM
 ing been participle  –  Dale/CR  07/JUN/2007, 6:11 AM

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