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# because Coile had been wearing a helmet when he was struck

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Manager
Joined: 25 Aug 2011
Posts: 198

Kudos [?]: 384 [0], given: 11

Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V40
WE: Operations (Insurance)
because Coile had been wearing a helmet when he was struck [#permalink]

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16 Jan 2012, 22:40
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because Coile had been wearing a helmet when he was struck on the head by a falling coconut ten years ago,he escaped serious injuries in that episode

Kudos [?]: 384 [0], given: 11

Manager
Joined: 15 Dec 2011
Posts: 182

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 13

Schools: LBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V39
GPA: 3.9
Re: What's wrong with this sentence? [#permalink]

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17 Jan 2012, 18:42
devinawilliam83 wrote:
because Coile had been wearing a helmet when he was struck on the head by a falling coconut ten years ago,he escaped serious injuries in that episode

had been is not required - was is more appropriate.

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 13

Re: What's wrong with this sentence?   [#permalink] 17 Jan 2012, 18:42
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