GRAMMAR: Being / Been / Gone
Being – the continuous form of the verb ‘to be’. Used to describe an active state with certain adjectives e.g. secretive, mean, noisy, messy, clever, funny, polite
I am being polite. The child is being noisy.
Been – if someone has been to a place, then he/she has visited it and returned:
Where have you been? I’ve been to the factory.
Gone – used when someone is still at a place or on the way there:
She has gone to the office.
Gone – can also mean that something is no longer available:
All the money has gone.
FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE – GIVING AN OPINION
Giving an opinion
- I definitely think this is the best (100% certain)
- In my opinion this is delicious (75% certain)
- I reckon this could be a winner (50% certain)
- This might sell well (25% certain)
- I’m going to guess and say this one (10% certain)
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