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be , been , being ?

Postby Cool Boy » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:53 pm

what is the difference b/w this three :
1] be
2] been
3] being

can any body please post some example for this . In which situation , which word we should use ???

Thanks a lot .
If anything wrong in this post then do correct me . Thanks .
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Re: be , been , being ?

Postby Pirate » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:38 pm

Cool Boy wrote:can any body please post some example for this . In which situation , which word we should use ???


Hmm,

to be is a verb, not a noun so we can't talk about the difference between be, been and being like cat, dog and bird. I think you should study the verb forms and tenses in English. Tell us what do you know about English tenses :?:
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Re: be , been , being ?

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:02 pm

Cool Boy wrote:what is the difference b/w this three :
1] be
2] been
3] being

can any body please post some example for this . In which situation , which word we should use ???

Thanks a lot .

1. be= primary helping verb to make continuous tenses and passive voice
Ex: a. I am a girl.
b. It was written by great poet in the 80's.
c. She is working.
d. She was working.

2. been= auxiliaryverb, perfect continuous tenses
Ex: I have been doing it for years.

3. being= auxiliary verb, continuous tenses+passive voice
Ex: I am not being this way if you wish me to be.
It was being washed last week.
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Postby GiddyGad » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:46 pm

Look here CoolBoy,

Be is the Infinitive form
Infinitive is the name of the purpose so the "job to be done" is the "job that should be done" and "I saw him cross the street" is "he crossed the street and I saw him", "i saw him crossing it".
Infinitive may denote a purpose and it has functions of a name (Subject, Object, Attribute, etc.). You know how to use it.
For example: "To be or not to be" is the nominative part of the predicate - "To be or not to be - that is the question" can be interpreted as "What the question is is to be or not to be".

"Been" is Past Participle form and "being" is Present Participle.
In a nutshell a Participle is an Adjective formed from a verb (Past Participle is passive and Present Participle is active):
"I saw the room empty" - "I saw the room repaired" - "I saw them repairing the room"... or if it pleases you "I saw them repair the room".
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