As far as I know, when two things happen at the same time, I can combine them with using participles.
Such as :
Kate is in the kitchen and she is making coffee.
Kate is in the kitchen making coffee.
Is using "being" okay in reduced "to be" phrases? I mean are those sentences below grammatically okay?
1- I sat there, still waiting, being worried that she would never arrive. (... and I was worried ...)
2- I was preaparing the food , my friends being sick of waiting. (I was preparing the food and my friends were sick of waiting)
3- Being shocked by his death, I passed out. (When I was shocked by his death...)
4- The word “book” has a double meaning , the noun form being “ a set of pages inside a cover”, while the verb form is "to arrange to have a seat etc. at a particular time in the future"
Can I omit the "being" in my examples?
1'- I sat there, still waiting, worried that she would never arrive.
2'- I was preaparing the food , my friends sick of waiting.
3'- Shocked by his death, I passed out
4'- The word “book” has a double meaning , the noun form “ a set of pages inside a cover”.