English Grammar

"being" special usage

What's the meaning of "being" in the following sentence? "Andrew was dead. He was shot down in action, as my father explained to me, the action being a night patol." What does the action being means here? Thanks Gerd


  • Hi Gerd,
    "The action being a night patrol" means (for me) "the action was a night patrol".
    In French : " l'action / la mission étant une patrouille de nuit" or " durant une patrouille de nuit"
    or "en patrouillant de nuit".
    To check however...
    Nice day to you.
  • It means that the action was a night patrol.
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