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Why Must You Use "Being" Instead Of Been In Sentences? by beeboy09(m): 1:31pm On Mar 27, 2013
Oh my! It aches me so much because I see ignorance all around her comment. I saw confidence yet a strong show of ignorance in her use of words. "I have being noticing how bad our Politicians are" the use of that word wrongly could give a heartache. Its not like I never read anyone use it wrongly but this one caught me off guard.
Its a common trend amongst Nigerian youths in the South-West. Just incase anyone is curious I would like to be an English teacher for a moment. The word "be" should not be used as a past continuos tense. What I mean to say is that u cannot say "I have being at home", Instead u shld say "I have been at home". This problem is as a result of the poor education standards in Nigeria. We need help
Re: Why Must You Use "Being" Instead Of Been In Sentences? by Emusan(m): 2:53pm On Mar 27, 2013
Even your explanation is not concrete enough. "Being" suppose to be used with auxillary verbs am, was, were, is, are i.e He is being attended to, they are being deceived e.t.c. And "Been" in the other hand is used with auxillary verbs has, have, had (they take the past participles of verbs) i.e they have been told, we had been talking about it when he came e.t.c

"Being" can start a sentence but "Been" can not. E.g Being a lecturer is good.

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Re: Why Must You Use "Being" Instead Of Been In Sentences? by luvmijeje(f): 6:03pm On Mar 27, 2013
Emusan: Even your explanation is not concrete enough. "Being" suppose to be used with auxillary verbs am, was, were, is, are i.e He is being attended to, they are being deceived e.t.c. And "Been" in the other hand is used with auxillary verbs has, have, had (they take the past participles of verbs) i.e they have been told, we had been talking about it when he came e.t.c

"Being" can start a sentence but "Been" can not. E.g Being a lecturer is good.
Thanks.Op can u see yourself,teacher don't teach me nonsense.Emusan thanks again.

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Re: Why Must You Use "Being" Instead Of Been In Sentences? by Emusan(m): 6:25pm On Mar 27, 2013
luvmijeje:
Thanks.Op can u see yourself,teacher don't teach me nonsense.Emusan thanks again.

You're welcome your excellency.

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