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    pass by/go by

    Hi

    Are both equally correct: These five days passed by/went by in a flash.

    Maybe it's better to use "have passed/gone"?
    thanks

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    Exclamation Re: pass by/go by

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Are both equally correct: These five days passed by/went by in a flash.

    Maybe it's better to use "have passed/gone"?
    thanks
    "Pass by" is not a phrasal verb, so it is better to say:
    These five days have passed in a flash.
    Ofcourse you can say;These five days went by in a flash.
    As because "go by" is a phrasal verb meaning: to move past, in space or time(five days): Hardly a day goes by when I don't think about her

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