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The being+adjective of something

Postby Mlearner » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:14 am

Dear friends,

I would greatly appreciate if you could inform me about the existence of the following structure in English:

The being+adjective of something

such as:

The validity of evidence = The being valid of evidence


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Re: The being+adjective of something

Postby Alan » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:52 am

There is no such construction, I'm afraid.

You are perhaps thinking of an absolute construction, such as

There being no evidence, the police were unable to get a conviction.

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