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    #1

    had been , was

    Hello teacher,

    In below sentence, can had been subtitute with was ? if it is changed with was would it imply different meaning?

    "A woman who was shot to death outside the U.S. Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier had been under the delusion the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday."


    thanks in advance,


    gathot

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    #2

    Re: had been , was

    Quote Originally Posted by gatz0 View Post
    Hello teacher,

    In below sentence, can had been subtitute with was ? if it is changed with was would it imply different meaning?

    "A woman who was shot to death outside the U.S. Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier had been under the delusion the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday."


    thanks in advance,


    gathot
    No, "can" would not fit there.

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    #3

    Re: had been , was

    Quote Originally Posted by gatz0 View Post
    Hello teacher,

    In below sentence, can had been subtitute with was ? if it is changed with was would it imply different meaning?

    "A woman who was shot to death outside the U.S. Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier had been under the delusion the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday."


    thanks in advance,


    gathot
    Yes, you could use "was" instead of "had been".

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    Re: had been , was

    Sorry. I misread the question.

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    #5

    Re: had been , was

    Thank you Mr. Mike and Mr. Bhaisahab .

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    Re: had been , was

    Your appreciation is welcome, gatz0, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

    Additionally, just refer to us by our usernames without 'Mr' or any other titles, please.



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