From a newspaper:
"A backpack with a laptop and a vaccination card also was recovered."
At first glance, this sentence seems ungrammatical; it appears that the subject is a compound subject: "a backpack with a laptop and a vaccination card." Those are two things. So when we see the verb "was," we do a double take. Then we consider that the backpack could have contained two items: a laptop and a vaccination card. It's possible, so the "was" could be grammatical.
If the backpack really did contain two items, here's a clearer way to write this sentence:
"Also recovered was a backpack that contained both a laptop and a vaccination card."
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