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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?

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

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    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'?

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

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    Thank you very much for your help. :)

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    You're VERY welcome. =)

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