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Could you please look at these sentences and let me know which one are correct

As the job had been vacant for a long time, he took it.

The job was vacant for a long time and he took it.

As she had been ill for a long time, she could not go to school.

She was ill for a long time and could not go to school.

I know that 1 and 3 are correct but I don't know for the other ones

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    They all look correct to me. – Nate Eldredge Oct 5 '14 at 17:20
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They all seem all right. However you could improve 2 and 4 as follows:

2:

The job was vacant for a long time so he took it.

4:

She was ill for a long time so she could not go to school.

Or

Since she was ill for a long time she could not go to school.

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