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While most graduate students find that their education has prepared

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Re: While most graduate students find that their education has prepared  [#permalink]

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New post 30 Sep 2018, 08:57
daagh wrote:
Aditya
One parting shot for you. You deserve a kudos for your willingness and patience.
Best wishes



Thank you for the gesture daagh
Always appreciate wisdom more than mere tricks.

according to GMATNinja "being" is correctly used in places where there is need of a TEMPORARY STATE . There are couple of official questions in which such usage is appropriated.

Nonetheless bottom line to remember -
In GMAT - "being" as a modifier is wrong.

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New post 30 Sep 2018, 09:00
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daagh wrote:
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1. May I know the reason why you feel the technically so-called present participle 'being' indicates a current ongoing event? It need not be so; present participles are tenseless expressions.

For example:

Being addicted drinks, Tom was suspended from service. Here 'being' denotes something of the past.

Being addicted to drinks, Tom finds it difficult to cope with his job. Here is it present tense.

Being addicted to drinks, Tom may lose his job anytime sooner than later. Here it denotes a future action.

Therefore, 'being' does not per se indicate or imply a tense.

2. Being as a fact: It is not clear as to what the word 'fact' means. 'Having been' is as much the same as 'being,' whether a fact or a state of existence. Therefore, I feel it has nothing to do with parallelism per se.

But what is more important is that, in GMAT, the word 'being' whenever used as a modifier is 100 percent wrong and requires to be ditched the moment one sees it. Until GMAT says that it is willing to tolerate the use of 'being' as a modifier, any further musing about this aspect will only impact the performance in the hall

If we are learning it for the sake of knowledge, then it is a different thing.


Can you please provide specific examples form OG where use of being is shown to be wrong.

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Scroll up pal. daagh has provided many official examples in which usage of being is incorrect

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