Traffic stopped to let pass

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

Traffic stopped to let pass a large funeral. Heavy rains thumped mercilessly on the hearse and the silent procession of people dressed in black.
 

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

Traffic stopped to let pass a large funeral. Heavy rains thumped mercilessly on the hearse and the silent procession of people dressed in black.

It's fine as is. It would be more common to say "let a large funeral pass," but there's nothing wrong with your word order, if you like the sound of it better.
 

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The adjective black-clad is evocative and shorter.

I find the word order of the first sentence very unnatural.
 

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I don't like let pass either. It is not wrong, but it sounds clumsy. Also, given that they are on their way to a funeral rather than at the service, you could describe them as a funeral cortège/cortege.
 
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