The Iwate government office said it had received reports that eight children and a teacher were injured by breaking windows at a preschool and that the earthquake produced landslides in some areas.


Can I replace breaking with broken windows?

Thanks in advance.
New2grammarCan I replace breaking with broken windows?
It probably doesn't make sense in the context of an earthquake, no.
They were injured because windows were breaking during the earthquake, not injured by windows which were already in the state of being broken because of some previous event.
I agree with CJ.

> injured by breaking windows [injured while the windows were breaking, by windows in the process of breaking, and as a result of this process; only this works
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Thanks, CJ.
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