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Jigneshbharati
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What does "being" mean in the phrase "state of being" used in English grammar
Medea
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Helo!

"Being" is the continuus form of the verb "to be" it refers to a Verbs of being (be, remain, stay) that predict being in a location or in a state. It does not mean anything when it goes alone, except when it is used as a substantive,Eg. "Human Being"
thar
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I agree - you are trying to find too much meaning from the word. it is just the participle form of the verb 'to be' and you need the participle form to use it with the structure 'state of something'.

So it is just the verb 'to be' - I am, he is.

So what is a state, with that?

I am cold.
That is my state

I am running
That is not my state, that is my action.
Jigneshbharati
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Jigneshbharati
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condition of somebody/something
[countable] the mental, emotional or physical condition that a person or thing is in
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/state_1?q=state
Please explain the meaning of "condition" in simple words
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:48:36 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
condition of somebody/something
[countable] the mental, emotional or physical condition that a person or thing is in
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/state_1?q=state
Please explain the meaning of "condition" in simple words


We have to use other words to explain "condition", so hopefully those other words are clear to you.

"Condition" as it is generally used refers to the on-going circumstances, or experience, of somebody, or something.

From your link:

a confused state of mind An on-going experience of confusion.

He was in a state of permanent depression. A continuous experience of depression.

A report condemned the state of prisoners' cells. The experience one has upon entering the cells. Were they neat, cluttered, dirty, smelly? What was the experience?

anxieties about the state of the country’s economy The on-going circumstances of the economy, either good or bad.

The building is in a bad state of repair (= needs to be repaired). The on-going circumstances of the building. In this case, it needed to be repaired over a period of time.

She was in a state of shock.
The experience of being in shock that lasted for some time.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Jigneshbharati
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