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# Question about Being

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22 Jan 2009, 21:27
Hi all,

can somebody of you please let us know when to use being in Gmat and when not to use and why?

Really appreciate your help.

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23 Jan 2009, 01:37
I will choose the option with "being" if being is used as a gerund.
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23 Jan 2009, 03:50
yes similar explanation as scthakur
rem the post which related the nurses' protest to their being overworked. Though another option was available w/t being but still this was the best ans. I have made out that apart from looking at the rules, we shld also pay attention to the meaning of the sentence. I dnt know abt others, but I used 2 do this mistake earlier. I simply looked at rules at selected the ans with correct rule ignoring the meaning of the sentence. (and had 2 pay price for this. Got 640 in GMAt though was quant score was 49, verbal payed havoc )
so alw read the sentence carefully first , understand its meaning and then go for rules and all.
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23 Jan 2009, 13:22
reply2spg wrote:
Hi all,

can somebody of you please let us know when to use being in Gmat and when not to use and why?

Really appreciate your help.

Please see one of my recent posts on how 'Being' can be used in a sentence both in the active and passive voice.

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23 Jan 2009, 14:28
Althoug it could seem to be a little bit silly, I'd include "Human being"

Number 124 from OG11

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