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1. Being tired, he went to bed early.
2. Tired, he went to bed early.

3. Being strong, he could lift the box.
4. Strong, he could lift the box.

5. Being left along, the baby began to cry.
6. Left alone, the baby began to cry.

7. It being fine, he went out for a walk.

8. It fine, he went out for a walk.
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Which one is better? Do we have to use 'being' or omit 'bing'? Are they all grammatical <in written English>?
Do native speakers us those sentences in casual speech?

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  1. OK sentences:
    1, 3, 5 (but with "alone" not "along"), and 6

    Not OK sentences:
    2, 4, 7, and 8

    Since it was a fine evening, he want out for a walk.
    Because he was strong, he could lift the box.
    Because he was tired, he went to bed early.

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  2. They are not all grammatical in written english; However, 6 is grammatical.

    natives do use these sentences in casual speech.

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  3. (I corrected one spelling error.)

    1. Being tired, he went to bed early.
    2. Tired, he went to bed early.

    3. Being strong, he could lift the box.
    4. Strong, he could lift the box.

    5. Being left alone, the baby began to cry.
    6. Left alone, the baby began to cry.

    7. It being fine, he went out for a walk.

    8. It fine, he went out for a walk.

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  4. Good sentences:
    1, 3, 5, and 6

    Incorrect sentences:
    2, 4, 7, and 8

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