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    adel87 is offline Member
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    Smile difficult meaning

    hi
    in this sentence
    put this tape past the federal
    i don't understand the meaning of "past"
    thank you for help
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    Re: difficult meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    hi
    in this sentence
    put this tape past the federal
    i don't understand the meaning of "past"
    thank you for help
    Dear adel:

    Are you sure that's the whole sentence?

    Petra

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    Smile Re: difficult meaning

    yep i'm sure

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    Re: difficult meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    yep i'm sure
    Hmmm...well, although I don't understand the sentence, I can give you a couple of possible meanings of 'past' in this general context.

    To go past something is to pass by it. 'I go past the post office on my way home.=I pass the post office...'
    To 'get (something) past' is to use whatever means necessary to have something approved or otherwise allowed 'to pass' literally or figuratively. 'I was happy to get past Customs without having my bags inspected.' 'I was happy to get the amendment past the Rules Committee without too much discussion.'

    I hope this is of some help,

    Petra

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