Student or Learner
My problem is the use of "had been" and "were". Please would you take a look at these sentences and correct them.
1. He was hit by a car, which flung him aside as if he had been a doll.
Or should it be "were" instead:
2. He was hit by a car, which flung him aside as if he were a doll.
They are both correct and mean the same.