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    #1

    He was hit

    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.

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    #2

    Re: He was hit

    They are both correct and mean the same.

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