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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  27/JUL/2010 6:06 AM
Assunto:  thread still unanswered...

a) "All I can do is be me. Whoever it is."

b) "BEING me is all I can do"?



No poetic licence there.

In (a) the focus is in you, so you are the subject (whom we are talking about).

In (b) the focus changes to BEING, being is the subject.



At least, I understand it this way.  You study this topic under "the use of gerund", if memory serves me well.

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be vs. being... Bob Dylan  –  jazz  24/JUL/2010, 7:06 PM
be vs. being... Bob Dylan  –  Marcelo MP  25/JUL/2010, 8:25 AM
thread still unanswered...  –  jazz  27/JUL/2010, 12:14 AM
thread still unanswered...  –  Marcelo MP  27/JUL/2010, 4:58 AM
 thread still unanswered...  –  PPAULO  27/JUL/2010, 6:06 AM
thread still unanswered...  –  A non-native born citizen  27/JUL/2010, 6:08 AM
thread still unanswered...  –  Non-native born  27/JUL/2010, 6:10 AM
thread still unanswered...  –  Non-native born  27/JUL/2010, 6:14 AM
thanks 2 u all  –  jazz  29/JUL/2010, 6:45 PM

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