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baldev

New Member
hindi
dear friends,
I shall be grateful if anyone clarify the following

1. It being recession in the USA, I shifted to India.
or
2. Being recession in the USA, I shifted to India.

which one of the above is correct and why?
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    In 1 I'd start with THERE not IT: There being A recession in the USA

    In 2 the verb "being" really doesn't fit.
     

    Starfrown

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Suzi has provided you with the correct absolute construction, but we would probably favor a simpler one in speech:

    "With a recession in the USA..."

    or perhaps a "since" clause:

    "Since there was a recession in the USA..."
     

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    I guessed the writer was trying to find ways of using "being" since it featured in both of his/her examples! I agree that your solutions are good.
     

    Starfrown

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I guessed the writer was trying to find ways of using "being" since it featured in both of his/her examples! I agree that your solutions are good.
    You're absolutely right; the OP was definitely inquiring about the correct absolute construction with "being." I was just giving baldev a little extra information, as is my wont.:)
     
    Welcome to the board, Baldev.

    You should have been advised to provide context and/or a reason for asking your question.

    You are also required to state which of your alternatives you think is correct.

    The people replying to your question had to guess at your intentions.

    Rover
     
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