If you want to tell somebody that he can't ignore a beggar just like that, would you say:
" But you can not walk pass this man"
" But you can not walk past this man"
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
(The trouble is that people usually walk/run/go.... past 'the/them/this/that/these/those <somethings>' and the /t/ is assimilated to the following dental fricative. Assimilated that is; not dropped. But someone who is new to the language is unlikely to hear it.)
Last edited by BobK; 12-Dec-2010 at 22:49. Reason: Added to list of verbs/object stubs