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    was started/had been started

    Since this incident, Mr Koh has closed all the windows in the living room before going to bed. He believes that the fire had been/ was started by a vandal who set fire to his curtain through the open windows.

    Should I use 'had been' or 'was'?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: was started/had been started

    'Was' sounds more natural to me.

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    Re: was started/had been started

    Thanks, Tdol.

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