Being (verb to be)

In the sentence, “He is being nice”, the word ‘being’ is the present participle

In the sentence “Being ill is really unpleasant”, the word ‘being’ is a gerund.

A gerund looks like a verb, but acts like a noun. We can follow the verb ‘like’ with either an infinitive or a gerund:

I like to go the beach in the winter

I like going to the beach in the winter


  1. Thank you for this interesting test .I will be grateful if you would add more examples in order to help us to use the different meaning of the word “Being”.

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