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    The stolen safe

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I am not sure if need another word with "broken and empty" to make the sentence correct.

    The stolen safe, broken and empty, was found deep in the woods by a man walking his dog.

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    Re: The stolen safe

    It's fine as it is.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: The stolen safe

    ... but you missed a word out in your preamble.

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    Re: The stolen safe

    I believed I missed "sound" "...to make the sentence sound correct."

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    Re: The stolen safe

    No, "sound" isn't necessary there. It's a much shorter word that's missing!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: The stolen safe

    It's "I". "I am not sure if I need...."

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    #7

    Re: The stolen safe

    I'd phrase it as:
    The stolen safe was found broken and empty deep in the woods by a man walking his dog.

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    Re: The stolen safe

    How exactly do you break a safe? You could force it open or something, but broken sounds odd to me.

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