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    Passed or past?

    Do you say "passed the worst or trouble ahead?" or "past the worst or trouble ahead?

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    Re: Passed or past?

    Past = beyond, at the far side of.

    You drive past the store on your way home.
    You have made it past/beyond/you are on the far side of the worst.
    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.

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    Re: Passed or past?

    The preposition is "past". The past simple of the verb pass is "passed". When you have passed the worst you are past the worst.


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