I wonder if the following usage is right.

You should remove the answer being bootless.

Is grammar of the sentence right? If yes, what is the usage of "being" here? Does it have same meaning with "You should remove the bootless answer."

Additionally, what is the difference between followed "being" usage and following one.

It has nothing to do with you being woman.

At first glance I thought, it has nothing to do with you are woman. But when I open subtitle of the movie, it is written and said exactly as "being".

I'm a bit perplexed. I know "being" represents passive present continuous tense. However, I don't think the usages are related to it.

  • Your sentence does not make sense. To start with, bootless is not a very common word in present-day English. Do you mean "You should remove the answer because it is useless"? Nov 27, 2019 at 13:56
  • Being is not always passive. It is passive in "My car is being taken away", but in your example "you(r) being (a) woman" means "...the fact that you are a woman". Nov 27, 2019 at 13:59
  • @KateBunting where can I find source to study for you(r) being (a) woman" means "...the fact that you are a woman ?
    – snr
    Nov 27, 2019 at 15:51


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