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I have rarely heard this phrase, is it not comman phrase ? How to use the phrase 'There being' ? I've tried to use it in the following sentences:

  1. There being an exam tomorrow, I'm unable to go to market.

  2. There being a mysterious murder of the king, the kingdom is in a deep silence.

  3. There being a dispute over a topic of environment, the country is to make an effective law for its sustainable development.

Could you please tell me that is it a correct way to use 'There being' ?

Or There is a different usage of it ?

I would appreciate your responses. Thank you

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    All three are correct to me, albeit strange-sounding. There being pretty much translates to Since there is. – MadWard Jun 13 '16 at 13:59
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    There being basically means something like "because there is". #1 and #3 sound good to me, because there is an exam tomorrow and there is a dispute, but #2 sounds wrong to me, because there isn't a murder right now, the murder is something that already happened. I would phrase it as "There having been a mysterious murder", because there has been a murder, not there is a murder. – stangdon Jun 13 '16 at 14:22
  • Could you please try to answer me ? – yubraj Jun 15 '16 at 13:29
  • I haven't been answered why ? – yubraj Jun 17 '16 at 12:31
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1 and 3 are correct but archaic. Today we would say, "Because there is".

2 should be "There having been", but that too is archaic. Today we would say, "Because there had been."

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