[动词时态]being were been
◇ There was snow outside in the garden-snow on the hill and in the lane, snow on the hunts and on the trees: all things were white with snow.
---- Snow White
◇ then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves;
◇ It is true she had on a pair of slippers when she left home, but they were not of much use.
◇ They were dazzlingly white with long waving necks.
---- The Ugly Duckling
◇ Stepmother and stepsisters were in a commotion is choosing there clothes for the ball.
◇ He helped you when you were in trouble.
---- The Frog Prince
◇ Now, he has recovered from being upset and has fallen in love with English.
◇ But actually, these Englishes have been gradually changing in accents, spellings, expressions and the usage of vocabulary.
◇ Ever since graduating, she had been determined to organize a trip to an old temple.
---- A Hard Trip
◇ Millions of brick houses and a number of dams were destroyed.
◇ He accepted no fee to offer legal guidance and opinions to those who were out of work or uneducated.
---- The Great President
◇ She never gave away the secret even under the cruel trial of the enemies who were in search of treasures.
---- A Brave Maid
◇ grassland is destroyed without mercy so that dust storms come into being affecting distant cities.
---- Wildlife Protection
◇ Then we wore false beards to pretend to be the musicians whom people were familiar with.
---- My First Band
◇ Only Christians in Mexico look forward to its arrival for its religious origin: Long ago, humans’ ancestors were bad.
◇ There was frost and the broad downtown streets were very quiet.
◇ Her being outspoken and modest won respect for her.
---- A Woman Doctor-Lina
◇ and all were anxious to learn how wise, or how ignorant, their neighbors might prove to be.
◇ they were very clumsy, but it was a kind thought.
---- The Red Shoes
◇ butwhether they were real Princesses it was impossible for him to decide, for nowone thing, now another, seemed to him not quite right about the ladies.
---- The Real Princess
◇ For decades, he had been struggling to rid his family of hunger.
---- A New Farming Way
◇ Few were bored watching his moustache, his gestures or his entertaining reactions when chased by detectives.
◇ For example, yawning means being not interested and turning one’s back to someone or swinging your fist shows your anger.
---- A Misunderstanding
◇ Then, all the painters in the neighbourhood were defeated by a