I was reading a dictionary a few moments ago and I found this doubt in the meaning of this word.
being the person, animal, thing, or idea which is nearby, esp. closer than something else.
being the person, animal, thing, or idea just mentioned or otherwise understood.
Here, my doubt is the correct usage of the verb "to be" in its reduced form "being", instead "It is" just like in reduced relative pronouns case, example:
-The young lady who is over there is my girl friend. (complete relative pronoun sentence).
-The young lady being over there is my girlfriend. (reduced relative pronoun sentence).
I know that the verb "to be" is very irregular on conjugating it, but I would like to know whether it is correct to reduce the verb "to be" at the beginning of sentence.