posted by Ilma .
Hello. Please help me with the sentence (is it normal English?):
There was captured a ship in the Indian Ocean.
Thank you very much.
It's an awkward sentence.
A much better sentence is:
A ship was captured in the Indian Ocean.
You could also do:
There was a captured ship in the Indian Ocean.
In the Indian Ocean, there was a captured ship.
(I would also use more adjectives, but that depends what this is for)