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I saw this in news: アパートで、30前後と見られ男性が血まみれで、死亡しているところとが見つかれました。

Can anyone explain what is the use of とが in this sentence, and maybe provide some examples?

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    Please check this sentence again. I think it would be 死亡しているところが見つかりました. – Yuuichi Tam Mar 25 '17 at 5:05
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    Also, 30前後と見られ男性が should be 30前後と見られ男性が – Chocolate Mar 25 '17 at 5:44
  • Ah, so I'm not the only one who thought of using sentences from Death Note for learning ;) – Lazar Ljubenović Dec 31 '17 at 21:50
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I think 「アパートで、30前後と見られ男性が、血まみれで死亡している のが 見つかりました。」 is correct.

is almost the same as こと, and is a particle which follows a subject.

When の/こと follows an adjective or a verb, they change to a noun.

死亡している (dead) : adjective

死亡している こと (to be dead) : noun

読む (read) : verb

読む こと (to read) : noun

Regarding the difference of の and こと, when the main verb of the sentence is a perceptive verb like see, hear, know, etc., is used very often.

⭕ 彼が踊る を見た (I saw him dancing.)

❌ 彼が踊る こと を見た

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    死亡している (dead) : adjective ← English "dead" is an adjective, but is 死亡している really an adjective/形容詞? – Chocolate Mar 25 '17 at 9:03
  • Maybe a "verbal adjective"? – Herb Mar 25 '17 at 9:49

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