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Being more precisely, I just don't even know what "end up" means.

I saw this sentece in a forum. Is use of "being" here correct? I would write it this way:

To be more presicely, I just don't even know what "end up" means.

  • It looks like it should be 'precise' in both instances... – Smock Jun 18 at 9:49
  • Hmm okay. What about use of "being" here? Is it a reduced clause? – Talha Özden Jun 18 at 9:56
  • As @Smock says: "Being more precise, ...", "To be more precise, ..." but also perfectly good: "More precisely, ..." – jonathanjo Jun 18 at 10:07
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The use of 'Being' is not incorrect here, but you can't use it with 'precisely' in this way.

It's either:

Being more precise, I just don't even know what "end up" means.

or:

More precisely, I just don't even know what "end up" means.

Both of these sentences should be preceeded by something is vague, that needs a more accurate statement to follow it up, to make it clear

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