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She could not tell whether her diamond earrings were beautiful. She had lost her eyesight for years/ had been blind for years.

She could not tell whether her diamond earrings were beautiful. She hadIn the second sentence, which phrase should I use, 'had lost her eyesight for years/ hadeyesight' or 'had been blind for years.blind'? And I'd like to know whether they are interchangeable?

In the second sentence, should I use which phrase, 'had lost her eyesight' or 'had been blind'? And I'd like to know whether they are interchangeable?

She could not tell whether her diamond earrings were beautiful. She had lost her eyesight for years/ had been blind for years.

In the second sentence, should I use which phrase, 'had lost her eyesight' or 'had been blind'? And I'd like to know whether they are interchangeable?

She could not tell whether her diamond earrings were beautiful. She had lost her eyesight for years/ had been blind for years.

In the second sentence, which phrase should I use, 'had lost her eyesight' or 'had been blind'? And I'd like to know whether they are interchangeable?

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Which phrase should be used?

She could not tell whether her diamond earrings were beautiful. She had lost her eyesight for years/ had been blind for years.

In the second sentence, should I use which phrase, 'had lost her eyesight' or 'had been blind'? And I'd like to know whether they are interchangeable?