Came across this sentence while reading:
Assuming I'm reading it right, I'd expect it to use なる, not its masu stem.
Is になり just another way of saying "is" or "be" as in "Already the clouds are grey"? Or is there some greater nuance?
Chocolate posted some great links in the comments on this post explaining how a verb's stem form can be used as a conjunction.
Is there a term for using conjugating verbs such that the sentence continues with another clause?
and なく vs. なくて and stem form vs. てform as conjunctions