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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 3:20:32 PM
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A long-held suspense, fuelled with speculation, has finally ended with former Team India director Ravi Shastri being appointed coach of the Indian team

http://m.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/95796/road-ahead-is-challenging-but-exciting-india-cricket-head-coach-ravi-shastri


What is the grammatical form and function of "being appointed" here?

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taurine
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 5:18:34 PM

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I don't know, but I am already reading "your" article, so thanks.Drool
thar
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 6:00:32 PM

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The suspense ended with 'something'.


That is a preposition, so you need a noun phrase here.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 7:35:30 PM

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If you want to be much more specific (I can see no reason why one would want to, but . . .)

"being appointed coach of the Indian team" is a participle phrase, acting as a noun, following the preposition 'with'.

"being appointed" (just in itself) could be called a "passive present participle", I suppose.

He was appointed (by someone). That's the passive past tense.

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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:57:03 AM
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