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    #1

    After he had been passed for promotion

    Would you please help me with these two sentences? I am not sure if they sound natural, nor I do know where I made mistakes.

    1. After he had been passed for promotion several times, professor Johnson turned into a bitter man.
    2. Having been passed for promotion several times, professor Johnson turned into a bitter man.

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    #2

    Re: After he had been passed for promotion

    I prefer #2. Capitalize "Professor".

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    #3

    Re: After he had been passed for promotion

    I'd say '... passed over​ ...'.

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