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    Please tell me if you can use "pass on" (meaning: die)
    as a transitive phrasal verb?

    If you can, could you give me an example sentence as
    a transitive verb?

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    It's intransitive, and synonymous with pass away.

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    Thank you very much for your answer.

    Please let me ask you one more.

    Does it make sence to use "pass on" like this:

    "Last night he passed on." ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Thank you very much for your answer.

    Please let me ask you one more.

    Does it make sence to use "pass on" like this:

    "Last night he passed on." ?
    Yes. It makes sense.

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    What did he pass on?Doesn't make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    What did he pass on?Doesn't make sense.
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    He passed on [to the other side]. He died.

    pass on, to die: The patient passed on after a long illness.

    pass on - Definitions from Dictionary.com

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