The word ‘Be’ is an irregular verb and the two forms of this verb ‘be’ are been and being that are popularly and commonly mistaken to be the same during its usage.
Been and Being
'Been' are used in sentences when referring or describing situations and events that is not happening at that moment or had already happened,while 'Being' are used in sentences when referring or describing situations and events that is currently happening.
In simple words, ‘being’ refers to someone or something which is presently existing. It can also be used to describe someone's action or behavior.
Practically analysis on 'Being'
This virus killed many human beings in the city. (Used for existing persons)
Cynthia is being rude to me.(describing a behavior)
She is being crucified for it.( Describing an action)
Practically analysis on 'Been'
Oliver has been my friend for many years. (Describing past situations)
She has been so angry and sad. (Describing events that already occurred)
He has never been to my house. (Describing past situations)
Many of us usually mistaken these while writing or speaking but after carefully the information above,you would then understand the differences and their usage.
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