Here are some sentences about 'after being'

  1. Schoolgirl awarded €20,000 after being locked in classroom.


  1. Girl dies after being struck by lightning.


  1. Two people die after being swept away by river.


I think we can use 'after being+past participle' when one action immediately follows another action. For example: Girl dies after being struck by lightning.

Here, It means: Girl dies after she was struck by lightning.

Am I correct?

I think I can change 'dies' into 'died'.

For example:

Girl died after being struck by lightning.

Why has 'Girl dies' been written in the news even if she died in past?


News headlines like to describe things in present tense to make them more exciting and interesting to readers.

See this English stack exchange answer


Yes, you are correct about the meaning of "after being". "Girl dies after being struck by lightening" is the same as "Girl dies after she was struck by lightening".

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  • And what about my first question? – yubraj Oct 26 '16 at 18:06
  • Updated my answer – jmartindill Oct 26 '16 at 18:10
  • Ok, I upvoted your answer – yubraj Oct 26 '16 at 18:14

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