BE + being + PAST PARTICIPLE

BE + being + PAST PARTICIPLE

There are two B1 passive grammar points that overlap to some degree.

B1 point 7 in the category of PASSIVES is defined as:

PRESENT CONTINUOUS, AFFIRMATIVE limited range of verbs

B1 point 9 in the category of PASSIVES is defined as:

PRESENT CONTINUOUS, FUTURE REFERENCE


There are no examples of this grammar in the TLC for B1 students.


TLC SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

The girl’s side has to give something to the boy’s side

when the girl is being sent to her in-laws.

female India B2

 

EXPERT EXAMPLE:

  InYourArea
Cambridgeshire young musician competition launches
The first ever Davison Young Music Award is being held this year and is inviting all young musicians.

*Note there is a B2 passive continuous that includes ‘wide range of verbs’

A search in iWeb for:

_VB being _V*N

1 IS BEING USED 45692
2 ARE BEING USED 25233
3 IS BEING HELD 21127
4 IS BEING DONE 18585
5 IS BEING MADE 14675
6 ARE BEING MADE 14364
7 IS BEING DEVELOPED 8243
8 ARE BEING ASKED 7920
(removed ‘was’)
10 ARE BEING HELD 7355
11 IS BEING BUILT 7186
12 IS BEING OFFERED 6616
13 IS BEING SOLD 6535
14 ARE BEING DEVELOPED 6398

16 ARE BEING TAKEN 6082
17 IS BEING SAID 5793
18 ARE BEING TREATED 5682
19 IS BEING TAKEN 5660
20 ARE BEING OFFERED 5567
21 ARE BEING SOLD 5154
22 IS BEING TREATED 5083
23 IS BEING CONDUCTED 4674
24 IS BEING SENT 4639
25 IS BEING PROTECTED 4624
26 ARE BEING MET 4606
27 IS BEING CONSIDERED 4529
28 IS BEING INVESTIGATED 4471
29 ARE BEING FORCED 4417
30 ARE BEING BUILT 4136
31 IS BEING RELEASED 3905
32 IS BEING DRIVEN 3835
33 IS BEING CARRIED 3826
34 IS BEING PLAYED 3793
35 WERE BEING USED 3779
36 IS BEING CREATED 3747
37 IS BEING CALLED 3737
38 WAS BEING DONE 3732
39 ARE BEING SENT 3723
40 IS BEING PUT 3710
41 IS BEING RUN 3698
42 ARE BEING TOLD 3670
43 ARE BEING PAID 3657
44 IS BEING ASKED 3592
45 ARE BEING ADDED 3574
46 IS BEING GIVEN 3490
47 IS BEING PAID 3372
48 IS BEING PROVIDED 3357
49 IS BEING PRODUCED 3321
50 ARE BEING CONSIDERED 3317

A2:

added, built, called, held, offered, sold


_VB being _V*N * _NNT

We removed time phrases that are clearly not in the future.

4 IS BEING HELD THIS YEAR 56
5 IS BEING HELD THIS WEEKEND 54
6 IS BEING HELD THIS WEEK 48

10 IS BEING RELEASED THIS WEEK 35

13 IS BEING CELEBRATED THIS YEAR 28

16 IS BEING RELEASED THIS MONTH 24

21 ARE BEING HELD THIS WEEK 19

23 IS BEING LAUNCHED THIS WEEK 19

31 ARE BEING RELEASED THIS YEAR 15
32 ARE BEING PUBLISHED THIS WEEK 15
33 IS BEING LAUNCHED THIS YEAR 15
34 IS BEING RELEASED NEXT WEEK 15
35 IS BEING PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 15

38 ARE BEING OFFERED THIS YEAR 14

48 IS BEING CELEBRATED THIS WEEK 12
49 IS BEING HOSTED THIS YEAR 12
50 IS BEING HELD NEXT WEEK 11


A2:

held, offered

B1:

celebrated,  published

 

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