[Grammar] and it was sold millions of copies

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Is the following sentence grammatically correct?
He wrote a book about his life and it was sold millions of copies.
 

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No. It was sold means "it" (the book) bought millions of copies of something. Leave out was and your sentence will be correct. Better: He wrote a book about his life and it sold by the millions.
 

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You could change "was" to "has". The past perfect tense shows sales in the past and continuing on to the future.

He wrote a book about his life and it has sold millions of copies.
 
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