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    A passenger had got

    Would you correct my mistakes in the following sentence? Does my sentence sound natural?

    A passenger on the ship had got his golden watch stolen, and the captain ordered all members of the crew line up on the deck.

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    Re: A passenger had got

    A passenger on the ship had got his gold watch stolen, and the captain ordered all members of the crew to line up on the deck.

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    Re: A passenger had got

    The phrasing "had got his watch stolen" is awkward. You will hear it, but he certainly didn't arrange to have it stolen.

    Golden watch - it was gold in color.
    Gold watch - it was made of gold.

    You have a few options.
    A passenger on the ship discovered/realized/found that his gold[en?] watch had been stolen/was missing (How could he know it was stolen? Maybe the watch chain broke and he didn't notice it fall off. All he really knows it's that it's missing, unless the safe was broken into, or his room was left a mess by the thief.) and the captain ordered all of the crew members to line up on the deck.

    The gold[en?] watch of one of the passengers was stolen, and the captain...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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