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Is the following sentence fine? I mean to write the words 'shot at' at the end of the sentence might be incorrect. Please comment.
They claimed the soldiers had innocently strayed into the rebel territory and been shot at.
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Rex
They claimed the soldiers had innocently strayed into the rebel territory and had been shot at.
It's very likely fine. If the shots were fired in their direction, but they did not hit them, then they were shot AT. If the shots DID hit them, then leave out the at.

There are people who insist that it's always wrong to end a sentence with a preposition - this is incorrect. That rule refers to saying "We are you at?" instead of "Where are you?" Someimtes, like in this case, you need the preposition to show different interpretations - in this case, having bullets aimed at you but not hitting you (shot at) versus having bullets hit you (shot).

(And you did notice the "had" that got added, right?)
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The sentence is fine and is nothing to worry about. There's nothing in it to wonder at.

The bank was robbed and the safes were broken into.
We bought the bed that Washington slept in.
That was the exact same idea that I was thinking of.
I have no idea where he got that money from.

CJ
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Rex
Is the following sentence fine? I mean to write the words 'shot at' at the end of the sentence might be incorrect. Please comment.
They claimed the soldiers had innocently strayed into the rebel territory and been shot at.
It's a good sentence, but I would say "had been shot at". Parallel events.
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I thank everybody for the replies.

CalifJim, your example sentences are excellent.