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
"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...
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It means that the action was a night patrol.