Being As and Being ThatHow to rewrite sentences containing "being as" and "being that"
The expressions “being as” and “being that” are often used by inexperienced writers in an attempt to sound sophisticated. However, these expressions are considered nonstandard, and to experienced writers they actually sound awkward. Replace these expressions with a standard expression like because, since, or given that:
Being as she doesn’t want your help, you should let her handle it herself.
Since she doesn’t want your help, you should let her handle it herself.
Given that she doesn’t want your help, you should let her handle it herself.
See my Because at the Beginning of a Sentence page for related information.
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