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    Tom walked with his dog to the place he usually sleeps

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Tom walked with his dog to the place he usually sleeps. He dug a hole in the ground and took out a coffer. Then, Tom opened the coffer and took out a candle and a black and white photo of a young merchant sailor. He light the candle and close his eyes."

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    Re: Tom walked with his dog to the place he usually sleeps

    Aside from the somewhat unusual situation being described, the only error is that you have used the past simple for every verb except the last two. The word "coffer" is not very common, especially in the singular - we talk about "coffers" when referring to (physical and hypothetical) vessels that hold money.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Tom walked with his dog to the place he usually sleeps

    Dear emsr2d2:

    First of all thanks for your help.

    Coffer can be used like pirate`s coffer?

    "Tom walked with his dog to the place he usually sleeps. He dug a hole in the ground and took out an old box. Then, Tom opened the old box and took out a candle and a black and white photo of a young merchant sailor. He lighted the candle and closed his eyes."

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    Re: Tom walked with his dog to the place he usually sleeps

    It's usually called a "pirate's chest" when it's a box full of gold and other treasure. Your use of box suffices, in my opinion. The simple past of "to light" (in the context of a candle) is "lit".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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