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12 Sep 2006, 15:49
When is the usage of "being" correct?

MGMAT says "being" is almost always incorrect...

When is it correct?

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12 Sep 2006, 16:33
Usage of Having Being as sentence beginners is considered incorrect in GMAT.

But not sure otherwise may be some one can share their thoughts here.

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12 Sep 2006, 17:32
Beyond700 wrote:
Usage of Having Being as sentence beginners is considered incorrect in GMAT.

But not sure otherwise may be some one can share their thoughts here.

when is "having being" correct? it is against the grammar. How can you use have + doing sth?

Being is almost always incorrect because it is considered wordy than its infinitive form, but it can be used to modify a sentence correctly.

e.g.:

He eats every day, making sure he is not starving.

IMO, I just take their advice with a pinch of salt. it really depends on the sentence and context.

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12 Sep 2006, 18:31
tennis_ball wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
Usage of Having Being as sentence beginners is considered incorrect in GMAT.

But not sure otherwise may be some one can share their thoughts here.

when is "having being" correct? it is against the grammar. How can you use have + doing sth?

Being is almost always incorrect because it is considered wordy than its infinitive form, but it can be used to modify a sentence correctly.

e.g.:

He eats every day, making sure he is not starved.

IMO, I just take their advice with a pinch of salt. it really depends on the sentence and context.

Oops typo error.

My statement should have been
Having or Being as sentence beginners I missed an or in between.

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14 Sep 2006, 10:29
Having finished my work, I went to a movie.

Is this statement right?
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14 Sep 2006, 10:37
I think there are many situations in the GMAT where "being" is not technically gramatically incorrect, but is considered wordy and not necessary to the sentence.

There is a recent SC on here that illustrates this point.

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14 Sep 2006, 10:37
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