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Posted by on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:59am.

Is this statement correct?
"Helping other people contributes to your being a great leader."

I'm not really sure with the phrase 'to your being'. It sounds incorrect but I'm not really sure. If it's incorrect, how do I rephrase the sentence?

  • English (grammar) - , Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:01am

    It would be better to replace "being" with "becoming." Then it'll read better and make better sense.

  • English (grammar) - , Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:05am

    Thank you for your reply. :)
    By the way, how about if it's in the past (contributes -> contributed)?
    Can the phrase still be 'to your becoming'?

  • English (grammar) - , Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:10am

    Yes, it can ... it'll read fine either in past or present.

  • English (grammar) - , Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:16am

    Thank you very much for your help. :)

  • English (grammar) - , Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:22am

    You're VERY welcome. =)

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