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Rule "'was I am doing' (etc.)"

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Description: 'was I am doing' (etc.)
Message: Possible grammar error. Make sure that '\1 \2 \3 \4' is correct.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • What was I am doing again?
  • I don't know was I be going.
  • ... but be I was making my life hard.
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • What was I doing again?
  • Was I being stupid?
  • "Am I being a diva?" she asked.
  • The thing with me is I am a team player.
  • The reason I'm in Washington is I was at the Federal Trade Commission earlier today.
  • I want to know what it is I'm getting involved with.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: BE_I_BE_GERUND [2]
Version: 6.1-SNAPSHOT (2023-01-26 21:33:02 +0000)