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    The man who passed off as a cardiologist

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I am not sure if I used the correct tense in the second part of my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    The man who passed off as a cardiologist had been working for five years before being caught by the authorities.

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    Re: The man who passed off as a cardiologist

    You could shorten the beginning to "The fake cardiologist...".

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    Re: The man who passed off as a cardiologist

    If he was successfully impersonating a cardiologist, he passed himself off as one.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The man who passed off as a cardiologist

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    The man who passed himself off as a cardiologist

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    had been workingfor five years
    I would say "had managed to work in that role for five years" or "had continued to practise for five years" instead of the above.

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