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Hi, Toaha,

I don't see much difference in meaning. There is, however, a significant difference in grammar: while in (1) the verb "imagine" is followed by the direct object "this" followed by a participial phrase functioning as object complement (being said to you refers to this), in (2) the verb "imagine" is followed by a nominal or content clause functioning as a direct object:

2) Imagine (that) this is being said to you.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

 

Gustavo, could you please explain: Is "being" used in the sentences below as a participial phrase?


1) It may not be directly related to the subject being discussed by us.
2) The most complaints received in any sector relate to people being sold faulty cars or being tricked.
3) I can understand being deceived into thinking it's a joke.
4) Sometimes the children were abused by being ignored.
5) A COUPLE YEARS AGO I DECIDED THAT I WAS DONE WITH BEING MISTREATED BY NEGATIVE AND ABUSIVE PEOPLE.

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