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    what is the grammatical error in the following sentence?

    Locked away in an old bag. I was surprise to found my passport.

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    Re: what is the grammatical error in the following sentence?

    I was surprised to find my passport which was locked in an old bag.

    Hope that's a better sentence.

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    Re: what is the grammatical error in the following sentence?

    It's called a dangling modifier. I wrote an article a few weeks ago about exactly this kind of error: Dangling, he wrote a modifier.

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    Re: what is the grammatical error in the following sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Athikh
    I was surprised to find my passport which was locked in an old bag.
    Hope that's a better sentence.
    Thanks
    but should "Away" be omitted?
    I was surprised to find my passport which was locked away in an old bag.

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    Re: what is the grammatical error in the following sentence?

    "locked away" sounds better, but "locked" on its own is OK.

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