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What does this sentence with the present participle mean?

Being a kid, I was afraid of dogs.

Does it mean

When I was a kid, I was afraid of dogs.

or

Because I was a kid, I was afraid of dogs.

?

  • It means the second, but the first is implied. – J.R. Dec 12 '15 at 11:19
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Because/As I was a kid, I was afraid of dogs.

This is the correct interpretation.

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