Usage of the word Being while writing essays.. : Ask B-School Ambassadors
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 16 Jan 2017, 03:51

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Usage of the word Being while writing essays..

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Posts: 22
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 3

Usage of the word Being while writing essays.. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2010, 02:48
I find myself using the word being quite often while writing my essays. I know the GMAT rule says that the usage of the word being is almost always wrong. I was wondering whether the same rules apply to the essays. Any advice would be much appreciated
VP
Joined: 05 Mar 2008
Posts: 1473
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 261 [0], given: 31

Re: Usage of the word Being while writing essays.. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2010, 12:09
petesampras wrote:
I find myself using the word being quite often while writing my essays. I know the GMAT rule says that the usage of the word being is almost always wrong. I was wondering whether the same rules apply to the essays. Any advice would be much appreciated

Using the word "being" can make a sentence wordy and awkward. There are times when being is necessary. If your essays need it then use it, but I don't think one should overuse "being", or any other word for that matter.
Manager
Joined: 16 Mar 2010
Posts: 120
Schools: Dalhousie School of Business (Corporate Residency MBA)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 8

Re: Usage of the word Being while writing essays.. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Mar 2010, 07:27
When you write your essay, I'd advise you not to be too hung up about it. Remember, there's a time limit. Write it, and if you have time left over, go back and prune your "being"s as you see fit. It'll be better to lose a half point for wordiness or whatever than losing one or more because your arguments/conclusions suffered because you spent too much time stressing over the "being" count.
Intern
Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: Usage of the word Being while writing essays.. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Apr 2010, 14:59
dalmba wrote:
When you write your essay, I'd advise you not to be too hung up about it. Remember, there's a time limit. Write it, and if you have time left over, go back and prune your "being"s as you see fit. It'll be better to lose a half point for wordiness or whatever than losing one or more because your arguments/conclusions suffered because you spent too much time stressing over the "being" count.

yeah you can do but it is not necessary to write whatever you want if u have less time.one should take care about it...
_________________
Intern
Joined: 05 Mar 2014
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Usage of the word Being while writing essays.. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Mar 2014, 23:54
i have used writing professionals helps for my essays several times and some best essay writing service reviews helped me to choose such genuine writing professionals...i don' know i'm wrong because i was a great failure in writing essays...
Re: Usage of the word Being while writing essays..   [#permalink] 10 Mar 2014, 23:54
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Sample Essays / Recommended Websites to refer to 2 31 Jan 2012, 08:07
Format to submit essays? 1 01 Oct 2011, 15:25
Optional Essay for GPA ? 5 31 Jul 2011, 08:19
[Advice] Essay for Pace/St Johns/NYIT/NYU 1 20 Oct 2010, 14:05
Essay Feedback/Help 0 04 Oct 2010, 05:43
Display posts from previous: Sort by