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What part of speech is "being" in the following sentence: I was surprised at John's being absent.

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  1. gerĀ·und


    /ˈjerənd/


    noun
    Grammar

    noun: gerund; plural noun: gerunds




    a form that is derived from a verb but that functions as a noun, in English ending in -ing, e.g., asking in do you mind my asking you?.

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