I am Korean English learner :)
To begin with, I would like to thank you to all of you who answer my questions! It is really helpful for me to learn English :) But I'm not familiar with how to use this site properly (like put yellow box? behind the question sentences, use bold font, and vote system...). Please understand my poorness of using this site.
This is my question.
This sentence is from TOEFL
Taking time for family is more imperative than ever before due to family time being more pleasurable, and children being in need of more parental direction.
Here, I am confused usage of being.
I know that there are two functions (or meanings) of "-ing": one is progressive form of verb and the other is participial adjective.
I thought I should put "is" after the both words "family time" and "children", as "Taking time for family" is more imperative than ever before due to family time is being more pleasurable, and children is being in need of more parental direction."
Am I in mistake of understanding the usage of -ing? or difference between progressive verb and participial adjective? or is it just ellipsis of copular 'be-verb'?
Now I don't know what I am exactly confused of.