Kurt asks this:
Is this a bad sentence?
"A pilot's final words before his doomed private jet plunged into a house in Kent have been replayed at an inquest into the deaths of its five occupants."
Well, it's grammatically correct, at least. The phrase "before his doomed private jet plunged into a house in Kent" separates the noun "words" with the verb "have been replayed."
As far as is it bad, you could argue that it's long and slightly awkward. Perhaps breaking it up into two sentences would be good.
Anyone want to try?
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