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I just read a sentence in my physics books:

Negative particles coming out of the negative terminal corresponds to positive particles coming out of the positive terminal.

Can I use the same pattern and make a sentence:

I being at work means my wife being at home as at least one person must always be at home to take care of our sick child.

Is the sentence valid?

I wonder if you would give me other examples.

Thanks in advance.

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The subject of a participial clause cannot be a nominative pronoun. It should be accusative or in formal English genitive:

Me/my being at work means my wife/my wife's being at home

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  • Not even at the beginning of a sentence?
    – user100323
    Mar 21, 2020 at 2:41
  • Not even at the beginning of a sentence. Mar 21, 2020 at 2:41

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