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    without...on?

    Another way of expressing "If I hadn't worn my helmet, I could have been killed" could be
    A. Without my helmet, I could have been killed.
    B. Without my helmet on, I could have been killed.

    Which is the better choice? Thank you so much.

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    Re: without...on?

    B. is obviously better, since it gives more pertinent information.
    A. could mean "Without my helmet in the closet at home, I could have been killed." But A, in context, means the same as B.

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