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Be & Become (Explained in Hindi & English)

‘Be’ और ‘Become’ के प्रयोग में अंतर (Explained in Hindi)

Verb ‘become’ का प्रयोग तब किया जाता है जब किसी स्थिति में कोई बदलाव होता है. ऐसे में verb ‘get’ अथवा verb ‘get’ का भी प्रयोग किया जा सकता है; ऐसे में verb ‘be’ का प्रयोग नहीं किया जा सकता. Verb ‘be’ का प्रयोग किसी अवस्था में कोई बदलाव होने के लिए नहीं किया जाता; बल्कि इसका प्रयोग  किसी व्यक्ति या वस्तु की कोई विशेषता बताने के लिए किया जाता है अथवा ये बताने के लिए किया जाता है कि कोई व्यक्ति या वस्तु है क्या; जैसे

a) Before he became Mayor he had been a teacher.

[पहले वाले clause में verb ‘became’ का use इसलिए किया गया है क्योंकि उसकी स्थिति में बदलाव आया है; पहले वह teacher था अब वह Mayor है. दूसरे clause में verb ‘be’ का use इसलिए किया गया है क्योंकि उसकी स्थिति में कोई बदलाव नहीं आया है.]

b) I’ve put a couple of apples in your bag in case you get hungry.

[Verb ‘get’ का use इसलिए हुआ है अगर उसकी स्थिति में बदलाव आये तो उसके bag में सेब रख दिए गये हैं; अर्थात अगर उसको भूख लगे.]

INCORRECT: Neeru was beginning to be upset. (यहाँ पर verb ‘be’ का use अनुचित है क्योंकि नीरू की स्थिति में बदलाव होने लगा था; अर्थात वह upset होने लगी थी.)
CORRECT: Neeru was beginning to get upset.

INCORECT: When she didn’t arrive, I started to be anxious.
CORRECT: When she didn’t arrive, I started to become anxious.

INCORRECT: After six months he was the general manager.
CORRECT: After six months he became the general manager.

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Difference in ‘Be’ and ‘Become’ (Explained in English)

When talking about a change in state, we use ‘get/become/grow’ (not ‘be’). Verb ‘be’ is used to indicate that someone or something has a particular quality or nature, or is in a particular situation. Verb ‘become’  is used to say that someone or something changes in some way; e.g.

a) Before he became Mayor he had been a teacher.
b) I’ve put a couple of apples in your bag in case you get hungry.

INCORRECT: Neeru was beginning to be upset.
CORRECT: Neeru was beginning to get upset.

INCORECT: When she didn’t arrive, I started to be anxious.
CORRECT: When she didn’t arrive, I started to become anxious.

INCORRECT: After six months he was the general manager.
CORRECT: After six months he became the general manager.

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For English Practice Sets on various topics read the following book authored by me.

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