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SFI President David Krakauer introduces our annual board of trustees symposium on New #Complexity #Economics - follow this thread for live coverage of talks by @EricBeinhocker @AKStanger @ole_b_peters @JacksonmMatt @cmoncap & W. Brian Arthur today...
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Know the Difference between BEEN and BEING

The verb 'be' has eight forms: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been. Among these forms, BEEN and BEING mostly suffer a cruel misuse by users of the English language.

#EnglishLanguage #Grammar #Verbs #DgreatTutor
But these two are different in form and function.

1. Difference in FORM
When BEING is used, it is preceded by any of ‘am’, ‘is’ ‘are’, ‘was’, ‘were’ and succeeded by the past participle of the verb (EATEN & SPOKEN are the past participle forms of EAT and SPEAK)

The food IS BEING EATEN by Tola
I AM BEING punished by Mr. Tere

When BEEN is used, it is preceded by any of ‘has’, ‘have’ or ‘had’ and succeeded by the past participle of the verb.
The food HAS BEEN EATEN by Tola

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