[Grammar] walk along outside an industrial building

Oceanlike

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Is this sentence incorrect? It sounds weird to use 'outside' next to 'along'

I happened to walk along outside an industrial building when I heard a scream.
(I meant 'along' a path outside the building, but would like to omit a path)

Thank you.
 

bhaisahab

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Don't omit 'a path'. You could rewrite it like this: 'I happened to be walking by an industrial building when I heard a scream'.
 
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